life is a leaf

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weathered . elaborate . unique . worn .
no matter the angle or side
and that is ok

35 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

That's me; crumpled old leaf. Hurray!

Lucy

S. Etole said...

and new ones always come along ...

Marcie said...

Love the meataphor. And don't forget - leaves change colors...they are constantly re-creating themselves!!!

Mrs. E said...

I am feeling a bit like the old wrinkled one today! :)

maccandace said...

What lovely pictures from something that most people would hardly notice.

puna said...

Thank you for giving me permission to be just a little worn today...

joyce said...

I ask myself "is it okay"... am I happy & okay with being a leaf?

suehenryphotography said...

You say so much with so few words....

myletterstoemily said...

i thought that was a photo of me, at first!

i see your sweet comments on joan elizabeth's
lovely blog. don't you just love her?

Char said...

love the analogy - beautiful shots

Kellee said...

I absolutely love photographs of leaves. I find one that speaks to me and take about a billion pictures of it. Beautiful words to accompany. :)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Perfect! I love your photos.

Jewels said...

Great comparison. Love the images.

SE'LAH... said...

yes it is, ok.

xo

koralee said...

Great great images..great metaphore for life. I am so ready for the new beginnings that Spring has to offer. Happy week to you my kind friend.

patty said...

lovely, elk! i have to say this leaf looks so like my skin today... dry, weathered, blotchy. ugh. can't i be a new spring flower instead?! ;)

caramela said...

Thank you for reminding us the beauty in all- even in the things we fear..-
Annamaria xx

Joan Elizabeth said...

Brown and grey-blue is just about my favourite colour combination. Add the texture of life and weather and you've got something very special ... this one just delights me ... will stay in my mind for quite a while.

Tracy said...

This metaphor--visually and in word strikes a chord, Elk... oh, yes! Happy Week, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

smith kaich jones said...

It is okay, isn't it? Thank you for reminding me, and for doing so in such a beautiful way.

:) Debi

beth said...

sometimes torn....often blowing around trying to find the right place to land....getting stepped on and crunched into tiny pieces....or being raked into a large pile to be jumped in by the love of children....

Oliag said...

...your posts are always like illustrated poetry...Thank-you!

MedaM said...

Some are leaving, others are coming...and so the circle...
Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Love the texture in these images - of the leaf but also the timber.

kendalee said...

I so relate to this... leaflife is a great metaphor for reallife! And as always, you've captured it so perfectly in word and image :)

deb said...

the leaves I saw on my walk today were rather soggy and decomposing.
But I'd like to think that life comes from death .

Kamana said...

who says old isnt attractive? ;)

Caroline said...

Perfectly imperfect! Love it...

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

So true, and beautiful even so.

sherri said...

So crisp, so clear, so frail.

Jeana Marie said...

ok and so much more! delicate beautiful leaf...

spread your wings said...

wonderful color and texture in your photos. love old dried up leaves. they have the most character.

Liss said...

The old leave has far more character than the young one. It has lived and has stories to tell.

Mary said...

so beautiful!

Jeanne Klaver said...

I've always loved withered leaves, dilapidated buildings, character lines...