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A Red Leaf


A red leaf.

I forgot everything else I saw yesterday morning. The first sunflower in bloom. The wispy pink and white morning glories. The white African daisy with its dark purple center.

The red leaf. Fall in summer.


"Hey!" said the sunlight.
Red leaf in bright light.
Red leaf in some light.
Red life in shade.
"Hey!" said the sunlight.


When I previewed the photos on the computer I saw it then.
Had I looked away? Had I blinked?
A shiny black bug on the red leaf.
Where did it come from?

A black-and-white map?
An overview of a terrain of some sort?
For reconnaissance?

A red leaf.

It's Mosaic Monday, so I thought I'd try something different today.  Good cheer, Everyone!

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  1. Loveky mosaic the bugs know how to stay quiet but you still saw it
    Stay safe. I am #18 on the linky

    Much🦋love

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    1. Thanks, Gillena. I think either a spider dropped from overhead or a fly that parked itself while I blinked. I wonder if the bug was going to eat the leaf. I never thought of that.

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  2. Yeah, this the wrong time of year for a red leaf. Weird.

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    1. It's from an ornamental pear tree. It also blooms out of its normal season.

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  3. ...we will need to wait for red here for a while, but the dry weather is creating many brown ones.

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    1. We've got a lot of brown ones wandering the yard, too.

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  4. We here in Idaho have been having sunny day with nice breeze

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  5. A red leaf poem. An premature death?

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  6. It's the middle of July . . . yep, Summer's nearly done. :(

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    1. Is it my imagination, did it go by more quickly than usual?

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  7. An interesting mosaic and thoughts on a red leaf. It’s good for the red leaf to be photographed by you before crumbling down to earth. Stay safe and well.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you, Yoko, for the sweet words. Right back at you. :-)

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  8. Such interesting patterns. I like this new way of seeing something familiar.

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    1. Cool, Penelope! I appreciate you saying that.

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  9. Love your poetry. This made my afternoon.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy MosaicMonday

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  10. Su-sieeemac - your imagination and flights have fancy always impress me, someone who tends to be way too linear! I think we have all had the experience of catching something in a photo that we don't notice until later - our eyes "see", but then they don't! I suppose that could be a metaphor for many things. Thanks for linking up, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Now that I don't have to do too much heavy lifting, I've given my imagination almost carte blanche. I'm not ready, which I hope I'll be sooner than later, to give it the full reins. Gulp.

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  11. Hello, Pretty poem and lovely images of the leaf. It is always great to notice all the beauty around us, even in a single leaf! Enjoy your day and the rest of the week!

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  12. All of the leaves are green here

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  13. The more beautiful the red leaves look after 'transformed' into a mosaic look ..., If the picture is enlarged then printed as a painting in the living room how beautiful ...

    Greetings from Indonesia.

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  14. Some times I see a tree with changing leaves and I'm like, whoa! It's July...everything else in the world has gone bonkers it is sure to affect nature as well.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. I'm wondering if the cycle for this tree has sped up because of the change in weather and climate around here. We have bone dry years now, even when we've had a decent rainy season.

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  15. I’ve seen some red leaves already and am not ready yet.

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    1. I used to think that the Summer Solstice marked the beginning of Summer. Now, I see it as the middle. With the coastal fog hanging on the horizon, it almost feels like Fall.

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  16. What pretty photos that make beautiful mosaics! I picked up a leaf yesterday and photographed it today. Great minds....and all that! heehee! Enjoy your week!

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    1. You said it, Diane! We are of great minds. :-)

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