Leaf Me Alone


This photo was taken on October 24, 2018 at 8:58 AM.

The location for the photo was one block from the Washington DC Convention Center.

The "Take It !"  Came as was engaging in my "Watch Your Step” program which I participate in all the time after having had a nasty fall last year. I am constantly pleasantly surprised at the rewards this new awareness has brought me in addition to being able to stay upright.

This slightly damaged fallen leaf has taken on a semblance of a face with just a partial tear, brought about by who knows what. Part of what grabbed my eye was just how virtually one quarter of the leaf was damaged to bring the facial likeness with the rest of the leaf remaining in tact. I cannot help but think someone stepped on it to arrive at this state after it landed.

Part of the fun of this photo was in the explaining of my vision of the formation of just enough shaping of features to have it qualify as a face. Thankfully those who I showed it to were able to make their way to join me with this final out take. Whew!   Sometimes I wonder if my imagination is perhaps a little bit too expansive, this was one of those times.

Here is hoping this ever so small a sharing brings you a smile.

Fall has many more bounties for us to view.

Wishing you my best,


Little did this leaf know it was going to have a role in its afterlife, to being us a smile

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    SF1967 (Friday, 02 November 2018 22:08)

    Well I can't really comment on the leaf, for the life of me I cannot see the face. However I am familiar with the "watch your step" program you mentioned. I participate in that one too. I'll be 68 in January and can confirm, getting old sucks!

  • #2

    Sally (Friday, 02 November 2018 22:10)

    Is the loose bit of the leaf the nose? I think I can see this one. Our youngest who looks at these with me is really good at finding the 'shape in the cloud' as it were.

  • #3

    Jim (Friday, 02 November 2018 22:10)

    Grumpy old leaf!!

  • #4

    Teri (Wednesday, 14 November 2018 19:02)

    I love the title, Leaf Me Alone. Cracked me up!

  • #5

    thatoneguy (Wednesday, 14 November 2018 19:02)

    That leaf has a big ol schnozz

  • #6

    MHampy (Wednesday, 14 November 2018 19:04)

    Reminds me of a short documentary I saw recently about the life cycle of a leaf. Kind of makes you look at them and wonder where they came from and how they got to their new home on the ground. May not sound like it from my description but it was very interesting.