Tree Following - the first of the sleepy months

We have now reached the 11th of these posts in the Tree Following meme (thanks Lucy).

The quince tree has finally decided to go to sleep.  It cannot quite totally let go as one leaf remains.
One solitary, beautifully shaped and marked leaf.  It is the last sign that the tree had leaves and that it has not always been a bundle of twigs.  The tree just cannot quite let go, not just yet.

Now it is all about waiting for the last leaf to drop and the wait until Spring.  That glorious moment when the first signs of green return.  I shall be watching (in a totally non-threatening, non-stalkerly, supportive capacity of course).