Wednesday, September 8, 2010

little red leaf

i'm entranced by the lush greenery of a warm and humid summer


the little red treasures that are appearing, capture my attention if not my imagination

it's a subtle beauty that compels me to stop and get off my bike.
first to admire and then to photograph

this little red leaf
caught me fully unawares
as i rode past it
and
like the glance
across a room
that ignites a lifetime
and lives beyond itself
i was compelled to go back


19 comments:

Elisabeth said...

What an extraordinary red leaf. It's amazing that one should lead the pack at the turn of the seasons.

Joanna said...

Hi Steven, isn't it wonderful the way the contrast of red against so much green draws our eye? Wonderful that you stopped to catch the moment.

Jinksy said...

Oh, dear! Two black rectangles instead of photos, after the first image... I'll imagine the red leaf...

Friko said...

You have an eye for beauty even wile you are zipping past on a bicycle. Wonderful images.

Titus said...

wow steven, a near-tropical scene. Sumacs?
The red leaf is talking to me too.

TechnoBabe said...

The red leaf is huge. And bright red. No wonder it caught your eye.

Golden West said...

Nothing shy about that leaf! It fairly shouts, "Autumn"!

steven said...

elisabeth - there were little handfuls of leaves but this one - well i was flying when i passed it and i had to stop and turn back i just had to! steven

steven said...

joanne - i love colour, especially in the natural world. it's hard to explain why but i am drawn to it and i've learned to bicycle despite the attraction - well actually - to incorporate my admiration of the natural beauty around me with the need to live!! steven

steven said...

jinksy perhaps you need to pedal harder to get your computer up to speed?!!!! try again my dear. steven

steven said...

friko - it's the nature of the beast. i am forever slowing down and stopping, blocking other biker's rides as i take the time to look and sometimes photograph what i am passing by! steven

steven said...

titus - tropical for now but soon to be arctic. stay tuned for autumnal pics. steven

steven said...

techno - it grabbed my eyes. and then as i passed it, it grabbed my mind. then i grabbed the brakes, the handlebars and the whole bike turned around and i hauled the camera off for some close in time. steven

steven said...

golden west - the skies are whispering autumn and the wind that is whistling through the little spaces 'round the windows is less than summery. it's all good though - we've had a glorious summer and autumn is very welcome 'round here. steven

hope said...

It almost looks as if a spotlight was shone upon it!

Ah, a sign that Autumn may ACTUALLY be at hand. I'm tired of summer heat and humidity!

Valerianna said...

Luscious red... and that new header size and cloud photo is something!

steven said...

hello hope - that was the exact effect it had on me as i rode by! it was brighter and more vivid than any other leaf. steven

steven said...

valerianna - bigger for now. the clouds last night (for this is one of the photos i took as the sun set) were amazing as a cold front swept through. steven

Annie said...

Hi Steven, I smiled when I read you had to turn back. I've had that happen to me!