GSS: Why is the grass dead now?
MOM: It's not, really.
GSS: But, it's brown.
MOM: Yes, that is because it is dormant.
GSS: What's dormant?
MOM: It's taking a rest. It won't be green again till spring
GSS: Why are the leaves off the trees and brown, but some trees are green?
MOM: Some trees go dormant because they are deciduous. Can you say deciduous.
MOM: Close enough.
GSS: What are the green ones called?
GSS: Okay. And some bushes, they are all green too.
(Silence, I thought we were done)
GSS: What is the green stuff on the brown tree's bottom part. Why is that green?
MOM: What are you meaning, exactly??
(About 1mile later, I figure it out)
GSS: There, right there, look at that trees bottom. It has green.
MOM: You mean moss? That is moss growing on the trunk.
GSS: That is every-green.
MOM: I suppose it is!
Hope you enjoyed this wonderful lesson in plant life. :-)