Let the joy flood in

Perhaps it’s just an ordinary leaf —

Dried up and ready to be thrown away.

But then again, perhaps not.

It’s a golden feather

And a dazzling heart.

After all, the holes are there to let the joy

And the light flood in.

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78 responses

  1. The lovely story of a lacy leaf letting in the joy of the moment!

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    May 22, 2017 at 15:39

  2. Fabulous photos and thoughts to an ordinary leaf. Gorgeous !
    Best, Synnöve

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    May 22, 2017 at 16:02

  3. Hello, I love the pretty bokeh! Lovely collection of images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    May 22, 2017 at 16:05

  4. The leaf reminds me of lace and also words by Leonard Cohen in a song: “There is a crack, a crack in everything … That’s how the light gets in”.

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    May 22, 2017 at 17:05

  5. oh! thank you

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    May 22, 2017 at 17:11

  6. Fabulous photos!!!!

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    May 22, 2017 at 17:37

  7. Letting the JOY in for sure!!!!!! Great post, Fiona, and very creative.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    May 22, 2017 at 18:20

  8. There is beauty in everything especially through your eyes Ladyfi!

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    May 22, 2017 at 18:40

  9. wow! you are very creative… creating magic with a dry leaf. excellent

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    May 22, 2017 at 19:27

  10. Ron

    *applause*

    OMG, these images are FAB-U-LOUSLY, Fiona! Love your use of macro! Stunning light in that second shot.

    And your words (as always) are so beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty within nature, my friend! Have a super week 🙂

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    May 22, 2017 at 19:36

  11. Ah! There is often great beauty in decay. 🙂

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    May 22, 2017 at 19:46

  12. Magnificent photos. Have a blessed week.

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    May 22, 2017 at 20:19

  13. Beautiful, Ladyfi!
    Love it…
    Greetingssss 🤗

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    May 22, 2017 at 21:10

  14. Beautiful leaf, even when it is no more.

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    May 22, 2017 at 21:31

  15. Just glorious – and I love the lacy filigree in the last.

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    May 22, 2017 at 22:00

  16. Lovely and reflective.

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    May 22, 2017 at 22:21

  17. ah, fun with the camera

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    May 22, 2017 at 23:24

  18. Thank you for sharing your appreciation of the overlooked things in nature, and your wonderful photos 💛

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    May 22, 2017 at 23:36

  19. Al

    So pretty, and I love how you’ve played with the depth of field for these shots.

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    May 23, 2017 at 01:08

  20. Just looks great …

    All the best Jan

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    May 23, 2017 at 01:16

  21. Bill Dodd

    The veins, the structure of the leaf— love it!

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    May 23, 2017 at 01:30

  22. Such a vivid tutorial on life. Stunning.
    Thanks for taking us on this little journey
    into more joy:)
    -Jennifer

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    May 23, 2017 at 02:09

  23. Beautiful!

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    May 23, 2017 at 02:51

  24. Those are all awesome shots, creativity at its best. I even love most the blurred image of the leaf, it is awesome! Yes delights are flowing.

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    May 23, 2017 at 03:55

  25. Those are all awesome shots, creativity at its best. I even love most the blurred image of the leaf, it is awesome! Yes delights are flowing.

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    May 23, 2017 at 03:55

  26. Fabulous shots.

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    May 23, 2017 at 04:44

  27. Lady Fi,
    you make us see beauty
    in a dried up leave.
    How WONDERFUL)))! x

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    May 23, 2017 at 05:36

  28. So beautiful pics. 3rd no pic my favorite.

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    May 23, 2017 at 05:51

  29. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    My eyes or my mind plays tricks. Magic.

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    May 23, 2017 at 06:38

  30. What a beautiful way of looking at things. This is just lovely.

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    May 23, 2017 at 07:43

  31. so many faces to ordinary occurancies. lovely post.

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    May 23, 2017 at 08:11

  32. A fine example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder – just lovely!
    Wren x

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    May 23, 2017 at 10:05

  33. Spennende bilder av vissent løv.
    Du er en mester med foto og illustrasjoner.

    Ønsker deg fine maidager videre.
    Hilsen Anne-Mari

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    May 23, 2017 at 10:18

  34. Beautiful thoughts to match the images.

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    May 23, 2017 at 11:07

  35. Are the holes there to permit a surfeit of the joy and the light or they are there because of the fusillade of the joy and the light?

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    May 23, 2017 at 11:36

  36. I love the way you look at life and share it with us. Beautiful.

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    May 23, 2017 at 12:24

  37. I love how you share your sight of the extraordinary from what might otherwise be considered ordinary.

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    May 23, 2017 at 12:56

  38. Nice pictures. It is both what it is, and what ever you chose it to be.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    May 23, 2017 at 14:27

  39. Great textures!

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    May 23, 2017 at 16:59

  40. nocolebolo

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    Nice photos. I like all of them.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    May 23, 2017 at 18:01

  41. Appreciation for the little things in life make for a worthwhile living.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    May 23, 2017 at 18:01

  42. Simply beautiful!

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    May 23, 2017 at 20:07

  43. Wonderful captures.

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    May 23, 2017 at 20:11

  44. So very lovely macros.

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    May 23, 2017 at 20:43

  45. Open hearts letting light flood in are very necessary at the moment. Good to see.

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    May 23, 2017 at 20:49

  46. Lea

    Very interesting! I like the last one best

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    May 23, 2017 at 21:54

  47. Wonderful Fiona, these are the jewels of Earth!

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    May 23, 2017 at 22:54

  48. Its very lacy and delicate–a remnant of what once was.

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    May 24, 2017 at 04:44

  49. Heisann, fantastisk hva kreativitet kan skape!

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    May 24, 2017 at 12:15

  50. jMo

    You give the leaf such a delicate and creative look.

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    May 24, 2017 at 18:03

  51. Lovely collection of images. I love the pretty bokeh!

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    May 24, 2017 at 19:57

  52. I love your world! Thank you for sharing it.

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    May 24, 2017 at 19:57

  53. All beautiful captures! Love them all, really captures the beauty of the leaf in so many ways:)

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    May 24, 2017 at 22:23

  54. Beautiful images and love the playful lighting for these images!

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    May 25, 2017 at 04:51

  55. yes. perhaps it’s not what it seems to be….

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    May 25, 2017 at 12:28

  56. So beautiful!

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    May 25, 2017 at 19:47

  57. Indeed dried up but it’s a gem of nature in this form 😉

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    May 25, 2017 at 21:13

  58. So many meaning sin such a small wonder! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    May 25, 2017 at 23:29

  59. Such beautiful light and colors.

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    May 26, 2017 at 02:07

  60. Those golds and blues! Strikingly beautiful! It makes me happy seeing such colors!

    Steven

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    May 26, 2017 at 07:26

  61. creative and great details 🙂

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    May 26, 2017 at 12:04

  62. I’ll never look at a leaf in the same way again. Lovely story.

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    May 26, 2017 at 12:18

  63. Lovely pictures for the skywatch, Fiona

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    May 26, 2017 at 16:13

  64. You have a way of making the ordinary extraordinary!!

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    May 26, 2017 at 21:43

  65. How lovely!!!!

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    May 27, 2017 at 00:22

  66. Beautiful even in decay…

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    May 27, 2017 at 05:46

  67. Beautiful colors. And gorgeous light, as you always seem to have.

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    May 27, 2017 at 07:02

  68. Awesome!

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    May 27, 2017 at 07:23

  69. Lady Fi, its been a while, I love your art photos , and the photos on your pevious two posts are absolutly wonderful.
    All the best Gordon.

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    May 27, 2017 at 11:22

  70. Very beautiful.

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    May 27, 2017 at 12:14

  71. Very creative nature photography ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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    May 27, 2017 at 16:31

  72. lovely photos!
    bye dear friend,
    have a nice Saturday

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    May 27, 2017 at 18:52

  73. I love the story and beauty comes in all stages.

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    May 28, 2017 at 01:17

  74. You have turned it into an exquisite work of art.

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    May 28, 2017 at 08:18

  75. Beautiful….and I enjoyed the “Tangerine Dream” too.

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    May 28, 2017 at 12:39

  76. You have turned a simple dried up leaf into a beautiful model for your camera. Beautiful post!

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    May 28, 2017 at 17:49

  77. I especially love the last photo. it is ready to disintegrate. Luckily, you captured its beauty first.

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    May 29, 2017 at 14:38

  78. I can think only at serendipity… Such marvelous ways to see things, to depict them… and to show the wonder around us…
    Inspired by! Many thanks!

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    May 31, 2017 at 18:05

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