Believe me, he did not know if she was just babbling, or if she was really trying to say something that holds water. On second thought, it was like her. Lately, she's been going to far with dogs, reading medieval poetry and now, great! She loses orientation due to trees ... but still, he was listening. Holding a bag full of succulent pumpkin seeds, looking at her and munching nuts (maybe she wanted to immigrate to Canada?)
"It's going to be so colorful soon, like a poster you can not save ...." , No way! she is not interested in any bourgeois documentation, no way! She is not going to dry them and paste them later in a perfumed notebook. "That's so patronizing of you, David!"
How much he cares about the foliage somewhere in the northern continents? As much as he cares about a garlic's peel, as wiser people than him said before. He does not like changes and is not made to make any impact. Still he felt dramatic (that is, divided in regards to Batsheva).
*(For example the Catalpa speciosa leaves)