Friday

Telling Secrets To The Wind

It is amazing how much simple beauty is in one small leaf.

...and the leaves were telling secrets to the wind.
― Peter Mulvey

40 comments:

Rick said...

I turn the big 4 0 in January. I went through all the pics have shot since 98. I never thought of composition, balance...the "feel" of a shot. I wish i could have "gotten it" a lot sooner as well. Now I find myself always looking while driving...

imac said...

Just superb photos Kerri.

I know just what you mean about when one is younger,most people dont have time for nature, they seem to be too busy earning a living.

Steve Buser said...

These are really totally different pictures when you click the large size view. The small pix just don't do the lighting justice. Well done.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Annie said...

That first photo is a work of art. You more than made up for not noticing the beauty till now. Wow.

Wanda said...

So exquisite, so unique. I must go back and click on them as Steve suggested.

dot said...

My goodness, those are beautiful pictures!

photowannabe said...

I'm so glad to hear someone say they love their job. I love the weekend too whether ai have any plans or not.
Love your singular leaf. Blogging and the whole photography thing has put new eyes in my head.

Lynette said...

Mama said to tell you that she wishes she'd started noticing more years ago--she's 81 now. She's now more observant than ever, and also remembers well how much Daddy helped her notice things throughout their 57 and a half years together. The two leaf photos are beautiful. I agree with Steve's comment about the lighting. It's also amazing the delicacy of the leaves that blossoms when the photos are enlarged. I also agree with Photowannabe's comment, the job, weekend, blogging, and photography parts--she's so right. Thank you for such a thought-provoking post.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I think as we get older we know that there is more to be thankful for, and lesser days ahead, and like imac said when your young you don't have the time to enjoy the beauty of whats around you.
Great shot of the leaf

WebOJ said...

You're right when you say sometimes we don't notice the simple yet beautiful things around us. Taking an interest in photography makes us notice things we have never bothered to notice before.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photos of the leaves.

I have loved my work too and I have actually hated my jobs. In the end, I quit the jobs I hated and slowly moved to jobs I loved doing.

oldmanlincoln

ruth said...

Lovely photos. Yes, my eyes have gotten much more greedy for beauty since taking pictures. I think the simplest things are the most lovely. And I do love leaves.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I loved both those pictures and when I read you words this came to mind... I heard it many many years ago and think about it all the time.

Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

By William Henry Davies

I have plenty of time to stand and stare, the trick is to notice things to stare at.

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful images, love the colors.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photos. I like the top one with the blue sky background a bit more.

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Chad Oneil Myers said...

That first one is my favorite.

Lots of cool stuff here lately. I liked the "puddle shots" too.

Mark said...

It is like when you are excited about a view of some wildlife and you point it out to your kids and they go 'whatever' or just grunt.

Andrea said...

Seeing that one leaf makes me think of how when I see one person sitting all alone and then a group of people laughing and having a good time, I catch myself going to that one person to make them feel they are important. Some people feel left out in life, all alone. I see you did made that one leaf important on your blog. There is beauty in everything and everyone.

dot said...

Yes, that is a turkey on my blog. The black blob at the top is a buzzard. You can't see how clear the post he was sitting on is but he just looks like a blob.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to keep trying on the picture taking.
Thanks for your nice comments!

Olivia Kroth said...

Hello kerri,

your beautiful photos of single leaves inspired me to write this haiku for you:

a small leaf in fall
saying good-bye to summer
under a blue sky

http://olivia-kroth.blog.de.vu

happyone said...

The single leave photos are just beautiful.
I feel that I have always taken the time to look and see the simple and beautiful things in nature. It is one of the reasons I walk every morning. :-)

John Roberts said...

I like how you capture the shape of the leaf in the top photo. Much more interesting than a straight on shot.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh, I am the big 40 this year as well and 'tis true, it is amazing how the little things in life does tend to become so much more bigger and brighter and it opens up our eyes to a whole new world thus making us feel younger and we are living life all over again!
Beautiful pictures.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Kerri,
Well done those shots of leaves very artistic, Why glad its friday? did you have a busy week? BTW" what kind of job are you doning'?. Well enjoy your weekend anyway...

Take care and take some rest:)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Kerri,
Well done those shots of leaves very artistic, Why glad its friday? did you have a busy week? BTW" what kind of job are you doning'?. Well enjoy your weekend anyway...

Take care and take some rest:)

Sand said...

I like them both, but that first one is amazing!

Mary Helen said...

You have turned the leaves into works of art, very pretty...Since I've started taking photos, I've noticed these small things more and more. I too wish I noticed them earlier in life,
mary

Catherine said...

Excellent leave shot's...just beautiful!! They are even more beautiful when enlarged! I love the blue sky contrast with the first one..and the second one has such a gorgeous swirled background!
Beautiful lighting!
Love your photo's!!
Cat

Alyssa said...

Beautiful pictures. I especially love the "through the leaves" photos - very lovely scenery.

Kekiinani said...

Nice light you captured on those leaves. :) :)

KMF said...

Nice shot

Dick said...

Simple things are beautiful indeed, like your photo. I love the blue sky. thank you for your visit.

Glenn Standish said...

Leaves really are beautiful...especially in Autumn. Check out our Autumnal picture today over at Toruń Daily Photo here in Poland!

Mike said...

Nice job Kerri. Very simple and elegant.

Moi said...

the first pic is a show-stealer Kerri.....:)

Moi said...

the first pic is a show-stealer Kerri.....:)

Mike said...

That top one has a beautiful curve.

Ida said...

Lovely photos! :)
I beleive that bloggers who take pictures in the nature, discover more of all that is beautiful.
Taking it all in.... :)

Dusty Lens said...

Simple and beautiful! Ever since I started my photo blogs, I now take more slow time and notice my surroundings. As slow as your freight train is best. I have a similar photo on my other site.

Ms. Math said...

Photography is the perfect hobby to help you slow down and really "look" at what you're seeing. You're definitely making up for lost time with beautiful photos like these.

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