Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fireworks!


This tree is an explosion of orange/yellow/brown growing in the hospital.
Im amazed how trees know when to take the chlorophyll away and turn their leaves into a spectacular show of colour before dropping them.
Natures own firework show, regular cycle of growth, colouration, then falling.
The november sunlight makes the leaves dance a last tango.
I love the photo :)

6 comments:

Becky said...

OOoh, David, I love this photo too!
and your description is right-on!

The tree reminds me of a time long ago, when I worked in a little hospital.
One of the patients, an old lady, would call me into her room just before sunset.
There was a BIG tree outside her window, just across the street.
The birds would flock to it and then rise up and circle the tree over and over again, finding the right place to roost for the night.
I was just a young girl
and she showed me this beautiful sight.
I would always take a break this time of day, and she and I would sit together watching the birds.
Nice memory, thanks for bringing it up in my mind.
~ Becky

Wildflower Cabin said...

I love the thoughts of the color exploding like fireworks and the leaves dancing their last tango. Beautiful word pictures!
Flora

Jeanette said...

Hi Snappy just popped over from UK Bobs
love the colours in that tree and your desciptions suits it well.and your Anemones so colourfull also . I shall return see/read more '

snappy said...

Thanks Becky.Its amazing what pictures can make us think about.What a lovely memory of the old lady and her sunset tree, with the birds roosting.
Flora, im glad you liked the photos and words.I actually imagined a roman candle spinning with bright sparks flying off it on the way to work!

Wildflower Cabin said...

You have a wonderful imagination that goes along with your green thumb and photography! Keep up the good work. :o)
Flora

snappy said...

Jeanette,Im glad you like the blog.You are welcome to come over whenever you like!
Flora, ihave a vivid imagination.Thanks for the compliment!I will try to keep it up.