Brussels, Belgium, taken on July 21, 2012
The wonders of nature can be appreciated by observing its various elements, such as colour, structure, texture, and versatility. For, “The moment one gives close attention to anything,” said Henry Miller, “even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on November 5, 2015
In my office, the falling leaves literally drift by my window…before the caretakers come and clean them up. Autumn leaves are the final hope of colour in this city as rain begins to invade, signifying the beginning of another winter.
Toronto, Canada, taken on October 16, 2014
Maple leafs are the symbols of Canada, and what better time to enjoy them in Canada than when they turn orange and red during the autumn season? 🙂
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on May 4, 2015
The Labour Day long weekend was a sunny one, a perfect opportunity for a first visit to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. The flowers were in bloom and the green leaves give an air of revival. There is something so aesthetically pleasing about these leaves against the clear sky blue. Its geometric elegance is stunning.
Toronto, Canada, taken on October 12, 2014
The word ephemeral holds a particular profound significance for me because it is an important word in my favourite book of all-time, The Little Prince. TLP’s rose is ephemeral, “threatened by imminent disappearance”, said the geographer. So is this lone maple leaf, who has turned a bright red as the end of autumn draws near. The beautiful colours of fall are mesmerizing, but no more than ephemeral as the foliage turns from green to yellow to orange to red to brown to white, upon the arrival of the first winter snow. Yet the seasons come and go, ephemeral perhaps, but in an eternal cycle.