Monday, April 08, 2013

Thematic Photographic 239 - Leaves

Witnesses to the night
Montreal, QC
February 2013
Our new Thematic theme, Leaves, is timed to coincide with the springing of spring here in the northern hemisphere. I hope we use it as an excuse to get out there and zero in on the life that's just starting to burst out after a long winter's rest.

But there's more to it. First off, there's a whole other hemisphere, and I want everyone, no matter where they live, to feel free to share.

Also, as you can see from our launch pic, the leaves don't always have to be young and vibrant. They can be like these I found in a pre-dawn back alley just off of Montreal's St-Denis street on what was likely one of the coldest nights of the year. Shrivelled husks of what once was, defiantly clinging to an otherwise bare tree in the sickly light of a sodium vapor streetlamp.

As with any Thematic theme, how you choose to interpret it is entirely up to you.

Your turn: Take a pic or grab one from your archives and post it to your blog or website. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to share the joy, and feel free to return through the week and share additional pics - we encourage that kind of thing. Thematic is our weekly photo sharing/learning/exploring activity, and we hope you'll play along. To learn more about it, click here. Otherwise, dive in and have fun: we can't wait to see what you've got in store.


Kalei's Best Friend said...

I like your shot.. those leaves definitely stand out!. I think mine maybe a repeat.....but it works.. :-)

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Back to reality in Canada, I have left the warmth of Florida. Here is my contribution. Good theme Carmi, Thank you!

21 Wits said...

Thinking outside the leaf-box it is for me! But I also included something cool in my last photo! Here's mine

Gilly said...

That is a great shot, Carmi! Mine are here:

dean said...

Yay, I have found the time to participate in Thematic again.

Here is mine.

Bob Scotney said...

Hi Folks here are my leaves

As I am suffering from a bout of shingles, you may find it takes a long time for me to comment on your posts. But I'll do my best to get round you all.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm in:

Leaves and Dogs

(Sorry, Carmi, I screwed it up the first time I published it...)

photodoug said...

Carmi, interesting photo. Here are my Leaves.

Alexia said...

I really like your selection of leaf photos, Carmi.
Here's one from me.

Glennis said...

Here's mine - after a garden tour:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's another from me:

Cherry Blossom, Monster Thistle, Cardinals, and More