Frosty Calm

This frosty leaf was on the orchard floor this morning. Gently touched by the rising sun it was a vision of stillness, fragility and ephemeral beauty.

And it has absolutely nothing in common with the wild chaos of my family’s life that exists around it.

In fact I’m pretty sure a dog ran it over at top speed as soon as I was done snapping these pictures.

While our life seems to be a whirlwind hovering just this side of insanity, it’s good to know I can always find an oasis of calm through the lens of a camera.

8 comments on “Frosty Calm

  1. kirizar says:

    That last bit: the oasis of calm inside my camera. Oh my word, you put it exactly right. I’ve been trying to figure out why I take a bajillion pictures and never do much of anything with them. It’s because taking pictures is relaxing–whether I need them or use them or not. And I love the leaves. They are very sculpted and artistic–almost as if nature posed for a selfie. A desiccated, frosty selfie.

  2. jenanita01 says:

    You were meant to see and capture that leaf, Jessie… so that deep inside you can remember that indescribable calm…

  3. rarasaur says:

    I know we both have buckets of things to do, and an equally long list of things to relearn– but, I just had a thought. We should get your photos in a show!

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