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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
 
-Albert Camus
 











20 comments:

  1. Love the quote, love the leaves. Are you pressing that last group? Or maybe scanning them?

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    1. Thanks for the love! The last group is scanned. Did the big white line on the left tip you off? I'd never thought of scanning anything other than documents until I saw some amazing bloom day scans at http://ellishollow.remarc.com/. I was so excited that I grabbed a few leaves, threw them on the scanner and pressed the button. Not the best compostition but a fun way to remember the beautiful leaf colors of autumn.

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    2. Have you seen the latest book out from Ken Druse? It features stunning scanned plant photos:
      http://www.myneighborsgarden.com/Natural-Companions-Book-Description

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  2. You have some really beautiful leaves there! I especially liked the ones that are purple from the back, with water droplets on them.

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    1. Fall foliage always makes me smile. Autumn is a bittersweet experience.

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  4. Fabulous colours and textures. Are there Cornus and Fraxinus amongst them. I love Ash and Dogwoods this time of year above all else! Hadn't thought of scanning either, great idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful colours!

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    1. Thanks Barry. There is a street in a nearby town which is lined on both sides by Fraxinus for 15 - 20 blocks. Driving through them in the autumn is a magical experience which I tried to capture. However, with the cars parked on either side of the street, the pictures of the whole scene weren't very interesting but the closer shots are pretty.

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  5. You have outdone yourself this time, stunning photos of autumn leaves peter, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Karen, you are too kind. It's easy to outdo myself when I've set the bar so low:)

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  6. Wonderful! I have to tell Judy to start taking more closeups. And isn't going wordless kind of a challenge? It is for me.

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    1. Thanks Jason. It is a challenge to be totaly wordless and I haven't managed to do it yet. Friends and relatives urge me to please keep trying.

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  7. Beautiful. I secretly like fall leaves. I just can't appear to be too soft on the autumn. But this was a stunningly epic post. Amazing quote.

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    1. Thanks Louis. I love autumn it's just the winter that follows that I'm not so fond of. Still wouldn't mind endless summer.

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  8. Brava!!!! gorgeous. I absolutely adore the colors and your photos are so beautiful...

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