Monday, February 9, 2009

A new leaf

A dead leaf rolling on sparkling snow.
What can't you find at the cliffs?

Ah, leaves. I don't know why I like taking pictures of lone leaves so much, but... I seem to have taken a few.

This one I found in my favorite way: on a completely random hike. Friday was bright and sunny, so I headed north. Along 41 just beyond the giant snow thermometer, I looked to the left and saw a big, bald, snowy hill rising through the trees. I'd never seen it before, so I pulled over, grabbed my snowshoes and camera, and headed into the woods. Sure enough, there was a foothill of the cliffs in the middle of the trees, and it had been recently logged -- so it was a big, bald, snowy hill. The sun was bright, and this leaf was just rolling around like a kid in a puddle! Check out the colors in the shadow -- straight out of the camera. Yay!

6 comments:

LisaNewton said...

Oh, I love this photo. Untouched snow is a rarity, and one to be enjoyed for a moment.

I'm so happy you shared that second in time..........:)

DC said...

Hi Lisa -- thanks so much for the comment! We're so isolated up here in northern Michigan that snow gets to be... well... a bit annoying. But there's still a lot of beauty to find in it. :)

Do you mind me asking how you found my blog? I'm just curious!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are lovely!

DC said...

Thanks very much... Mr. or Ms. Anon! :P

Anonymous said...

Dave,

The leaf picture is so clear! Even the shadow. Definitely a feel of a clear, stark, bright cold day. (I still love the little french-fry eating squirrel the best though.:-)
JC

Summer said...

I love the colors in this photo, but more than that I love the clarity of the snow. Looks like glitter... or sparkly beads:) Hmmm...