One leaf

foam leaf 3

Behind the leaf dam, slow lines of foam
crossed by a single leaf.
The mountain stream turns still, no sound of water.

A sharper version of an photo I took last February; text from my Short Mountain post. See all four photos of the leaf here.

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  1. The leaf looks a spider crawling up the trail it made on its elaborate web.


  2. Thanks for the comments. Funny you should mention spiders, Brett…


  3. Loved your series of leaf shots, and the last one I saw — the channel lined with leaves, and the one drifting on…


  4. Glad you liked them, Lori. It felt close to miraculous, that vision. In a way, it may be too bad I had my camera with me, because otherwise I would’ve had to work a lot harder to evoke it in words!


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