Tuesday, July 31, 2012

To celebrate a leaf

I love those moments in your day when you are wandering along and something catches your eye - and then you fall for it totally. It could be a shadow, it could be light, it could be a mushroom or a grate, or it could be a weathered leaf.

I came cross this leaf a few months ago and brought it inside and photographed it - just because of its fragile beauty.

I have often seen those bleached and munched leaves that they sell in packets in craft shops and thought they were not for me, but this one - one of the originals - just seemed so beautiful.

I could hardly believe that that tip shone like gold - as if I had reached out and touched it with some gold ink or paint.



  

The leaf has worn out more and is now more sad than regal - but I captured a moment of it glory for which I am thankful. 

16 comments:

  1. How beautifully fragile this looks. A detailed drawing or drypoint etching of this leaf would be stunning wouldn't it?

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  2. Thoreau said "How much beauty in decay?"
    I couldn't agree more.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful leaf.

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  3. a moment could be a lifetime.

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  4. I agree, this leaf is stunning.

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  5. What a splendid find! I'm so sorry this treasure was perishable.

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  6. Tis nearly 3am and I couldn't sleep ...... Have really enjoyed your leaf poetry. Gold decay. That fringe of gold is sublime.

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  7. F-beautiful fragile strength in that leaf - great find; and beautiful poetic observations. B

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  8. I love this! How smart you were to capture it.

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  9. I love these little skeleton leaves too Fiona. I like to capture their beauty by using them as stencils for direct printing which yield beautiful and delicate results.

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  10. mesmerizing! thank you for sharing the delicate beauty!

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  11. a most beautiful example of wabi sabi - this delicate leaf is exceptionally gorgeous and your photos are as well - wonderfully captured!

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  12. Thanks all - you know, I love how the simplest images can generate the most response. It has been lovely to see how many folk have liked this leaf! Ronnie and Jack - yes and thank you! Lesley - it would be amazing, but I don't think I'm the girl for it! Jen - pleased to meet you - the perfect quote. Velma, Annie and Ersi - a treasure indeed. Susan - sorry you were wide awake, but glad you go to ponder. Lynda - glad you enjoyed. B - thank you! Jane - thanks, and it was a lucky moment I think. There's another thought Robyn - wow. Lyndell I agree and Anca and Stregats - I'm pleased to have shared its fragile beauty. Go well.

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