Saturday

The Lone Leaf

Truly happy memories always live on, shining. Over time, one by one, they come back to life. 
~ Yoshimoto 
One of my all-time favorite shots from my early days of shooting.  Image made at Pandapas Pond in Blacksburg, Virginia  on October 27, 2007.
My daughter, Brianna and I had a morning out taking pictures...it was foggy and rainy...
and I thought that we wouldn't have much luck.
It turned out to be a fantastic morning.
I remember walking down the path and seeing this lone leaf
impaled thru a twig on the branch.
That day and time with her will be a memory that
lasts forever with me.

45 comments:

dot said...

It's an unusual and beautiful photo and one to be proud of!

*Linnie* said...

It's nice when the simple things and times in life evoke such special memories!

-Linnie

Andrée said...

It is just lovely. Isn't it strange how some images give us such vivid memories?

Gail's Man said...

A good find.

Come and have a chuckle at today's photo!

Viola said...

I become speechless and don't know how to say. Like this kind of neat shot, simple and pretty without many decorations.

GAWO said...

Very nice. :-)

USAincognito said...

Excellent job capturing this leaf!! It sure does look like it is suspended in air. :)

oldmanlincoln said...

Well that is a nice shot. I have seen things like that here but never thought to take a picture of them. I like the contrasts too between the leaf and the darker background.

Thanks for the comment on the my Birds Blog about the Mourning Doves. I suppose your more gray dove is a "Turtle" Dove or possibly a "Ring-neck" Dove, both of which are, as I recall, more gray in color.

Thanks again.

happyone said...

That is a really cool photo. A simple leaf yet so beautiful.

Lara said...

autumn provides wonderful photos!

RuneE said...

I envy you that one!

Naturegirl said...

Kerri this is natures art work at it's best!
I see your benches sitting there(previous post) and I wonder who sat there I think of my mother sitting there..I watch her as she sits on a bench a lone bench staring out and I wonder what is she thinking..I think you know why I make this reference. We are NOT alone when we sit on that bench..my post proved that to me with all the heartfelt comments made..I hold you and your mom in my thoughts hugging you NG xo

Sandy Carlson said...

That's really lovely. It's interesting that when the day seems to kill off expectations, opportunities abound.

Willard said...

I really like that shot.

As Abe comments, I don't think I would have thought to take that photo either.

DeeMom said...

Tulip Poplar Tree Leaf?

Great SHOT

Andrea said...

Simple things make the best pictures. Great shot. Glad you had a good day for photography that day.

lissa said...

I like the way the leaf is stuck there. What a great shot!


lissa

Jeff B said...

Beautiful work throughout your blog. I'll be sure to come back again and thanks for the visit today.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Almost as if it is magically suspended in the air. Nice shot indeed.
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the two holes in the leaf, and for you to have that special memory is priceless.

Lynette said...

How exquisite, Kerri. Isn't it great how being interested in taking photos and/or blogging with those photos makes one see so much more than ever before? By the way, the cardinal photos are great, too.

Mike said...

I think it's a fantastic photo. I can see why it's one of your favourites.

Annie said...

This brown leaf, impaled on the twig, juxtaposed against the tight little buds of hope on the ends of the branches - to me this is an exquisite statement about life's cycle, Kerri. It does speak volumes.

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful picture

NorthBayPhoto said...

Neat shot.

don said...

A fine picture, especially for the meaning it has for you. Those, rare wonderful shots are extra nice!
Slackwater

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool! :-D

I love those epiphanal moments!

imac said...

Jolly well done.
What a fantastic shot.

Steam post up now.

Moi said...

well "caught" ;DD

Sonia said...

Really, it's a beautiful photo!

mon@rch said...

It is a wonderful photo for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Gudl said...

that looks great!

Sand said...

Great capture, its a great position of the leaf! the color contrast only adds to the beauty of the photo. You must have a great eye to see things like that!

Mr. Mapper said...

Nice catch!

Ash said...

Indeed, this is a wonderful photo!

MedaM said...

So simple but so beautiful; the position of the leaf, its texture, the light, the blur background!

Tony, Paula, Murphy & Cosmo said...

beautiful Kerri!!!!!

quintarantino said...

It is, indeed, a very beautiful photo. Glad you posted it.

Dusty Lens said...

Great capture, makes for an interesting photo; how the wind blew the right direction, the right speed to acomplish this. Now I'm wondering if that poor leaf is still stuck up in the air.

Ex-Shammickite said...

That leaf looks as though it is suspended in space and time. Lovely shot. I wonder if it's still there??

JAM said...

That's neat. At first glance it appears to be floating in the air.

That's what I like about photos and music, they can instantly take you back to a good place and time.

evlahos said...

fantastic shots. well done.

photowannabe said...

I can see why this is one of your favorites. Terrific shot Kerri.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning...;O)

Ms. Math said...

What a great eye you have to notice that leaf! Great work!

You and your daughter are lucky to share such wonderful hobby!

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