The grading of color in the leaves very well represents ephemerality, which invokes both a feeling of nostalgia and urgency. At the same time, what drew me to putting this together was the fact the permanence of these leaves, as they do in fact return with a change of seasons. As I sat down in my room during the Juno blizzard, I thought about the change of seasons and the type of up/down emotions they engender.