Downward Movement of the Fall / by Chris Maynard

Wait. What?  turkey feather

Wait. What? turkey feather

Autumn in the woods, all movement is downward except for birds in flight. The big leafed maples shed their huge leaves which float to the earth, softly crashing through other branches and bushes. The deer hardly seem to notice. But for any quick upward movement, their heads jerk up, ears forward, nostrils quivering.