In the mountains the evergreens hold their color even in the darkest days of winter.

In autumn all of those maples are ablaze with color,

picture perfect paintings.

Only the birches decorate those mountains at night,

only the white or the birches can be seen in the darkness.

Those birches stand in contrast to those maples and evergreens.

Their white and peeling bark makes them look like paintings, blended into those mountain scenes.

Gorgeous in the summer sun and glistening in winter with their covering of frost!

It is the moonlight,

especially the white full moon,

(reflected light)

against the white bark,

it is then the birches stand tallest,

tall enough to decorate the mountains,

surrounding the evergreens,

illuminated by the full moon.

T.S.Deary