When we hear the words fig leaves I'd bet the first thing which comes to mind is Adam and Eve who after eating the forbidden fruit suddenly realized they were naked and clothed themselves in a girdle of fig leaves.
Over the course of my life when I heard this story I'd wonder just how much a fig leaf could actually cover. That is until this year when the many fig trees we have growing in one of our seminary quads came of age and I got a good look at the leaves. They're huge! The figs are small but the leaves are enormous.
One fig leaf with an oak leaf for comparison
Tiny figs which are quite popular with people
And the masses of fig trees or bushes