Against a rather leaden Colorado sky, the Oak leaves hang on. Each is windburned and bleached a deep Sepia from the long winter’s exposure to the sun, one mile closer than most. Soon, the new growth will push the leaves from their safe perch, releasing them to the winds that sweep down off of the Rocky Mountains and out to the plains.
This may not be my best image of the year-that-is-almost-was but I still remember stumbling upon it deep in the woods. The dark green of the evergreens and chaparral made the turning leaves even brighter. I hope we all see a lot more of this kind of surprising beauty in the coming year. I suppose we just have to start looking…do you have a favorite picture from 08? Post a link for all of us to enjoy.