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“The Leaves Say Alas”

The continuing discoveries of a 21st century artist and naturalist …

The title is taken from “when life is quite through with” by my favorite American poet e. e. cummings.

The seasons get compared to stages of human life with winter often disparaged and avoided.  As I try to convey in the pictures below, winter has its own form of beauty. The beauty of bare limbs of only the essentials having shed the pretense of spring’s and summer’s leaves.

Their loveliness isn’t in the color of fall leaves but in the lines of age, the light and shadows of memory, the height of time, and deep roots of experience – thriving through every season of life.

Tree Lines Watermarked

Casting Off Shadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trio Watermarked

Towering Trio of Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Poplar in Winter Watermarked

Lightly Touching the Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnuts Hanging On Watermarked

A lot left to offer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth Trunk Rough Feet Watermarked

Root Wrinkles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Beech in Winter Watermarked

Thin-skinned leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Ballerina Tree Watermarked

Ballerina Tree – Still Dancing in Winter’s light

 

 


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