Nature Photography

The Mystery of Leaves

Look how much more brightly the one leaf glows than the grass, which is eating light.

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Leaves in a Small Wetland on the Grey Canal Trail

Its light-eating days are over.

But look how dull the leaf right next to it is. These are both leaves that have lain for a couple months under deep snow. Seemingly, leaves go through a process of dying, which continues long after they have fallen, and long after they have lost their colour. The fall colour for cottonwood leaves like this is a rich yellow, not a red, and yet red it is. Perhaps leaves have a life outside of photosynthesis? They have gone as abstract as thought. Perhaps our thoughts, too, are leaves.

 

1 reply »

  1. “Look how much more brightly the one leaf glows than the grass, which is eating light.”

    What a simple fact, but somehow it is profound, and even a little spooky.

    Great post!

    Like

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