Friday, September 26, 2008

What I learned from a leaf

Sharp edged leaf
Delray Beach, FL
December 2005
[Click to embiggen]
About this photo: If you've got an angle-themed photo, we want to hear about his. Point your mouse over here to share your photo or link. We call it Thematic Photographic, and if you participate in one photo activity this week, we hope you choose this one.
I always thought sharp angles and straight lines were the domain of the artificial and the urban. I figured only humans were capable of - or dumb enough to - create entire environments composed of straight lines and sharply defined angles.

Then I saw this leaf while hanging out with my favorite aunt and uncle and I realized I was completely wrong. They've got great taste in foliage, don't you think? Note to self: take more time to appreciate the leaves and the folks who matter most.

Your turn: The weekend's finally here! What's on your calendar for the next couple of days? What should be on mine?

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11 comments:

sealaura said...

All I can say is WOW you have an amazing eye. I love this pic and defintely there is so much depth to the simplest things in life. Happy Weekend,

Maddy said...

Ooo we have a very similar colour scheme!
Cheers

swile67 said...

Amazing picture of this leaf...yes, I am discovering angles ARE everywhere, both man-made and in nature. Thank you for your inspiring themes that do spur us on! You will read more about that on my angle blog here: http://swile67.blogspot.com/2008/09/thematic-photographic-angles.html

Beverly said...

I have a busy weekend. Tonight I went to the local football game. Tomorrow I'm going to a Sweet Adelines workshop during the day, then going to Lakeland to visit a lady who was camp director at the camp I went to as a girl and then worked at.

In the evening we'll be watching the Penn State-Illinois football game.

All during the weekend I'll be watching and listening to the Tampa Bay Rays try to clinch the American League East.

And I'll be in church on Sunday. You asked.

{i}Post said...

Love the natural angles made by nature. Amazing how many more you notice when you are looking for it!

Scarlet said...

You can capture a moment in nature like no one else I know.

As for the weekend, a baby turns one tomorrow and I will be there to help him celebrate.

Have a wonderful two days off!

MissMeliss said...

I never posted a Thematic offering this week, so here's mine, late:

here.

Mojo said...

Trust you to find a unique representation of the theme. Very cool shot! And certainly a thought provoking post.
I found a few other angular specimens in the archives for today's variations.

Salubrina said...

i'm a pattern girl. i love finding patterns, especially in the everyday, natural world.

leaves, flowers, animals - symmetry, spirals, colors


it always amazes me to see such beauty in order, and vice versa.

MMP said...

Oh Wow!
Mine are here....

What am i doing this w'end?
Mostly sneezing 'n' sleeping.

Moi said...

Carmi, have you read Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead"? I dont know why but your opening sentences reminded me of the book....I read it ages back and still.......