By Scott Shephard
I decided that after posting three black and white photos, I needed to add a splash of color to my blog. And, after yesterday's fairly heavy subject, I decided to offer something "fresh." So here are oak leaves aglow in the morning sun in the Black Hills. I took this photo two weeks ago and I would guess that the leaves are about a month old. And they are hard at work.
The word that springs to mind when I look at this picture is "photosynthesis," which has always intrigued me. In the case of these leaves, they ultimately turn sunlight into acorns, which, when they aren't feeding squirrels and chipmunks, are making new oak trees. A leaf may be nice to look at but don't forget that it's also a machine.
Ponder that for a while, my friendly reader. . . .
Canon 5DIII 1/125s f/4.5 ISO200 100mm