Friday, October 30, 2009

Fallen Leaves

Like so many coins at the bottom of a sacred fountain, these aspen leaves wink back alluringly to the viewer. They are woven together by brittle strands of pondorosa pine needles, creating a colorful mosaic carpet of geometric shapes, placed on an earthen background. On Wednesday, I posted a cool gray, solitary picture of a grove of the spindly, white and black- checkered parents of these leaves. These once verdant beauties, now barren, protruding from the ground like naked spears, have dropped their jewels to the floor and wait for the snow to fall and to hide their bounty within the cloak of Winter's grandeur.

7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely post, beautiful capture and meaningful words! Thanks, Lee!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Sueso said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful words as well. Thank you.

Small City Scenes said...

Clever shot. MB

tapirgal said...

Extremely nice writing and a good subject.

Jacob said...

They do look like coins. Your poetic prose is also greatly appreciated.

No wonder "they" say you have a way with words!

Have a great weekend!

cieldequimper said...

That's life, make a wish! ;-)
(Btw, I don't eat frog's legs!)

Raksha said...

Beautiful photograph, and beautiful words that go well with the visual image. In the picture I can see both the coins in the fountain and the carpet woven together with Ponderosa pine needles. I guess I really like that second image because it sounds like something I'd come up with!