Leaf Abstractions

January 4, 2010

I am so fortunate that when winter gardens seem uninspiring I can go to a special place like the Volunteer Park Conservatory, where green plants thrive in jungle-like profusion and flowers bloom.  The unusual patterns of coloration on the fronts and backs of leaves caught my eye on this visit.  I was inspired to try to capture these patterns in my photographs.

Fern leaves

A delicate fern leaf

The underside of this unusual leaf looked like a painting of seed pods

Beautiful symmetry

Wavy edge

This leaf looked like a butterfly wing

Graceful scallops edge this leaf

This reminds me of a dancer's skirt

3 Responses to “Leaf Abstractions”

  1. Lynne Says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Rosemary Washington Says:

    This is one of my favorite posts. I am commenting to test the new “Notify me of new posts via email” button below. Hope it works!


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