Sunday, February 5, 2012

Small Wonder

Alone on the trail at dawn,
I pause to look closely at an aspen leaf glowing on a bed of crystal. 
Did it hang on somehow since fall so it could show its final radiance in just the right setting?
There are always small wonders if I take the time to notice.  

31 comments:

  1. Oh you girl. This is such a totally cool image. Look at that snow/ice/crystal feeling. Love this. Carol

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  2. A precious gemstone. Beautiful !

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  3. I think it did! Gorgeous shot.

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  4. I think it probably did, and you captured it just right.
    Were you headed out to ski that early?

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  5. What a contrast of colours. Very special.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  6. Barb - I Love your work and appreciate your comments.
    Isn't it great that we can just keep posting??

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  7. Words and photo ... Exquisite!

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  8. Oh wow - it fell so you could share its beauty with the rest of us. Stunning image!

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  9. Such a beautiful photo. You can see the snow crystals!
    Love Di ♥

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  10. Everything about this photograph is magical. The light shimmers....
    Gorgeous,,,being aware and mindful makes for happy trails. I am so enjoying catching up with you this evening. Thank you for sharing your talent! I am inspired once again.
    Sherry

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  11. What a beautiful photo and a great reminder to stop and notice. In our modern world we miss so much.

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  12. So true. Both the stone and the photo are lovely.

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  13. Gorgeous, - beautiful vivid colours against that lovely textured background. If you have edited the picture Barb, how very clever and creative you are. If not, it is a marvelous capture.

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  14. A beautiful stone. The leaf shadow is practically in the shape of a heart.

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  15. This is awesome! The fierce red is showing its pride!

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  16. The well lit leaf just knew you would come along and snap the perfect photo. Just gorgeous- I swear I see a touch of ocean at the bottom .. but then I am always ready for the ocean.

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  17. A stunning photo with an almost surreal quality - capturing the elements of sky earth and water in one jewel like image.

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  18. It is perfectly curled up to catch the sun's rays! Lovely metaphor.

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  19. What a beautiful leaf! The sun is shining on it with such poignancy. If we but take the time to notice, life reveals its wonders everywhere.

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  20. I believe this jewel held on, waiting for you and your camera to come along . . . sharing it with your grateful audience.

    Beautiful!

    I appreciate your comments lately on my blog. You are inspiring me to think on that "one good thing". Thank you for lifting my thoughts.

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  21. NICE! I love it when I come upon something so beautiful!

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  22. good eye! love it :) the shadow adds a lot, good stuff !

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  23. Perfectly lovely for the glistening snow which must change its colors in the light, the radiant red, the gold, and the shadow. The leaf looks animated. The Aspen leaf and Barb, both were fortunate to be found and to find before the leaf crumbling apart.

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  24. Oh Barb that is so beautiful! Your words, your photo, and even more so the fact that you 'saw' it and appreciated it enough to let us share in the moment too.

    Wonderful! x

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  25. This is just a small miracle of nature. And you captured it in all its pristine glory.
    Beautiful pic, loved it.
    Have a wonderful day Barb:)

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  26. Wow, stunning. It would make a super entry in shadow shot Sunday too.

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  27. Gorgeous photo! Amazing light and colour.

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Your comments are always one good thing for me!