The leaves are gone from the large trees - the end of the liturgical year
The evergreens continue- just as Christ's everlasting care for us to always be able to see to the next season.
My books will close at the end of the month for the year. Taxes will be paid, stocks will be sold and bought to begin the new year fresh, debts reviewed and paid off, cards off to old friends.
Advent is a time to start a new.