I love backlit trees and flowers.
The sunlight adds richness to the leaves and petals,
showing their delicacy and structure.
In this case, these gleaming red leaves come to life
against a backdrop of purple-y stones
and pale yellow twigs. The little buds resemble
the silken sheen of an Oriental carpet,
where a weaver may have sought
to capture this brief moment of Spring
in a lustrous tapestry.