A leaf comes out in the spring. It lives all summer. Then something changes. The autumn weather turns cool. The leaf dies and falls to the ground.
There are more changes. The weather gets cold. There’s freezing rain and then snow. It becomes bitterly cold. It’s the dead of winter.
One day in late winter when the sun is a bit higher in the sky and the temperature gets above freezing, things begin to change again. As a sign of the coming spring, the snow and ice begins to melt and run off.
Lying there, in the melting snow and ice of winter, is the leaf that came out last spring. It’s the leaf that lived last summer. It’s the dead leaf that fell in the autumn. Laying there, decaying and changing. It’ll provide nutrients for the new leaf that arrives this spring.
Without changes there would be no life.
This is my personal style, “I encourage the viewer to see things in a different way”.