I took quite a few pictures of various states of ice remains, so I thought I’d separate them into a miniseries of Random Images Posts. Today’s group is of leaves.
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Some people hate accumulated fall leaves. Others love the carpet of crunchy color. I fall into the crunchy carpet camp. When snow or ice gathers on individual leaves and into piles of them, a collection of fall colors takes on new dimensions of hue and texture. It looks as if an evil queen tried to place a curse upon the land, and ended up creating a different kind of beauty.
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Then, a neighboring juxtaposition includes vibrant green leafery. It almost makes one believe fall and winter huddle around spring, protecting it until it’s time to truly arrive.
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The plant with the round “coins” that look as if they’ve frosted themselves is called a money tree.Blooming season brings green leaves and beautiful bright purple flowers. Later on the blooms disappear, leaving the coinlike seedpods among what looks like bunches of twigs.
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Sometimes random bits of ice linger to decorate a single tattered leaf. This, to me, is what it looks like when Mother Nature paints a still life.
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Another still life composed by unseen hands. Ice like this is so delicate. So fragile. I stand and stare. Awed that it lingers long enough to be admired.

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