Of Leaves and Children

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In an early Autumn rain

golden leaves stick like glue

to the spot where they fall,

but when winds dry the dampness

from the floor of the earth,

it relieves wet leaves

of their burden.

Freed leaves grow restless!

They drift and scurry!

Some stay close to home,

but some scatter far, far away.

Leaves are like children!

Speaking of leaves, here is a haiku for Ragtag Daily Prompt: Elusive

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An elusive leaf

snatched up by a gust of wind

dances on for miles

Foto Friday #57

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Situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy is the beautiful Franciscan church of Santa Croce. Construction of the church began in the late 14th century. The rectangles and squares of inlaid colored marble were added to the facade in the 1800’s. The open and spacious interior is home to exceptional frescoes and other artistic treasures, but it’s mostly famous for being the burial place of Michelangelo and Galileo.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rectangles and Squares

Foto Friday #54

Silhouettes in the Arizona desert:

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Silhouettes against a blue Italian sky:

Silhouettes in the Venetian Lagoon:

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Silhouettes in photography are achieved by having more light coming from the background than the foreground. It’s best to keep the silhouette shapes simple and recognizable. It is a great way to portray a distinctive setting, a certain amount of drama or a touch of mystery!

For Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouettes / Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62.

Photos taken near Phoenix, Arizona and in Italy

Foto Friday #53

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Brown is not drab – it is the color of Mother Earth itself! It is rich, fertile soil and plowed land. It is rocks and sand and the bark on trees. It is also glacier-stripped mountains and volcanic remains, like here in the Highlands of Scotland. There is a sturdy, rugged appeal to brown.

For Color Your World Photo Challenge: Brown

Photo taken near Glen Coe, Scotland