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311/365: "I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth." ~ Henry Miller

311/365: "I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth." ~ Henry Miller
2 more pictures above ! :)

The day began with a thick blanket of fog that hung around until noon, accompanied by light rain on and off. Every time I got ready to go out for pictures, it would begin to rain again. As the afternoon crept along, I noticed that it was only drizzling, so I went out with my macro flash attached and made a bee-line for the woods.

I wasn't looking hard for mushrooms today since I posted them several days in a row, but of course I did find some and took pictures anyway! :D (I'll save those for another day! :) Instead, I looked for something else to catch my attention...it didn't take long!

On our property we have a plant called Oregon Grape, and I used to think it was Holly because the leaves look so similar. However, I learned that they are only distantly related. Like Holly, Oregon Grape is an evergreen plant, but while I was wandering around, I discovered that some leaves were dying in a most spectacularly beautiful fashion! Splashes of brilliant yellow and red, along with (fungal?) spots of black and brown, and edges eaten away by insects, I was captivated by their beauty! After looking at all of my pictures, I'm sharing my two favorites tonight.

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism, always distinctly about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949–59), all of which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris, and all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted watercolors. Wikipedia: Henry Miller

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17 comments - The latest ones
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Une magnifique peinture Janet ***********
6 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful find
a most happy weekend!
6 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Beautiful decay for sure!
6 years ago.
 bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
nice decayed
6 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Superb as always!
6 years ago.
 milvavr
milvavr
great macro and colors!!
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Splendid ! Have an enjoyable weekend !
6 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
looks like some kind of art, does´t it? the magnificent colors are great, in the second picture as well
6 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
The beauty of decay.
6 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
Well Done!!
Seen in

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Pond!!
6 years ago.
 Nicole Le Roy
Nicole Le Roy
Fantastiques détails et couleurs !
6 years ago.
 Phill G
Phill G
Ace range of colour on one leaf. Really nicely photographed.
Moosie looks a darling. Bassets are such a cool breed.
6 years ago.
 Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Striking colours and detail!!!
6 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great photo.
6 years ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Lovely macro and great colors.
6 years ago.
 Mike (Bogger3)
Mike (Bogger3)
Superb details and colour, well taken Janet :)
6 years ago.
 Telemaque
Telemaque
splendide !
6 years ago.

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