The flower and leaf are actually floating in clear water. I was hiking at McKinney Falls State Park and didn’t have my big camera with me. I used my iPhone camera, because, as they say, the best camera is the one you have with you.
I found this leaf in a shopping center parking lot. The wind was blowing the leaves all around. I picked it up, then saw another with slightly different coloring and chased after it. I saw a few others that I thought would make good sketch subjects, so I chased after them as well, zig-zagging after them as the wind tried to keep them out of my reach.
Maybe you saw me running around the parking lot picking up leaves? They were all so pretty. Don’t let this grey hair fool you: my inner child was happy.
The cold weather is late in arriving to central Texas but it finally made it. Our Bradford Pear had been blooming, taking advantage of the rains we had, followed by warm weather (still in November).