Of all the hardwoods, sassafras is the most interesting. It makes tea and soda pop. When you peel it, it smells like peppermint. It has three different leaf shapes on a single tree and it turns the most remarkable colors in the fall. 115 more words
As autumn slowly slips away, there is still much beauty in the woods. Before the cold sleep of winter, this is the Between Month. Leaves drift on the breeze to fall and add another layer to the loam on the forest floor.