Tuesday, May 6, 2014


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.


William Kendall said...

A beautiful shade in these leaves. Nicely composed shot!

Speedway said...

Thanks, William. That little bush has various pretty stages during the year. Eventually, its leaves will be so dark as to be almost black.