I’m enjoying the microscopic view of a Pinus nigra needle, but after several days immersed in it I heard the sweet, seductive song of this leaf, whose photo I snapped on our back deck on Saturday. It is probably from the x Chitalpa tashkentensis (hybrid of a desert willow and catalpa) that lives in our backyard and is shedding dry, brown leaves on the deck, stairs, and ground. I loved the spiral curl it had made as it lost its moisture.