The lady who sells leaves

All the trees in my neighborhood have lost their leaves. I asked the tall person why this has happened and he told me that trees need leaves to catch the sunlight and grow. In winter the trees go to sleep and stop growing so they don’t need their leaves.

Hmm, I have an alternative and much more believable explanation.

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw a lady carrying a large bag of green leaves. I could see them poking out of the top of the bag.

I asked De what she was doing and she told me that the lady sells leaves.

Ah, now I understand. The lady climbs trees and takes all of the leaves. She must be a very good climber because some of the trees in my neighborhood are very tall.

Perhaps people buy the green leaves because they want to be reminded of summer.

Anyway, the lady who sells leaves has been very thorough because there aren’t any leaves left on the trees in my neighborhood.

P.S. I hope the trees don’t get cold without their leaves.