Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November, Up Close

Having focussed for the past several days on the lovely landscapes November has given us this year, I thought it was time I turned my attention to what nature has to offer up-close.

Bringing the camera in close to capture the radiance of a single leaf,

or even closer to reveal the pattern on a leaf, I am reminded once again of all the beauty that surrounds us if we only take the time to open our eyes and see all that is before us.

There is also the delicate fragility of leaves, transparent in the sunshine, a reminder of the transience nature of all living things.

A gentle fluttering as the wind rustles the leaves, threatening to detach the stems from their source.

All we can do is pause to catch the moment, to take in all these miraculous details and store them for the days ahead.

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