Unexpected Beauty

A few days ago, when I was taking a zoom exercise class, I looked out the window and was stunned by the beauty of a tree in my neighbors yard.

As soon as the class was over, I took a photo. I was disappointed to discover that the photo did not reflect what I had seen with my eyes.

I decided to go outside and see if I could take a better photo, one that came closer to reality.



A New Leaf is Born

On Friday, this banana leaf shoot caught my eye.


I found it interesting to look at the leaf-in-the-making up close.

When I went to the garden on Saturday, this was what I saw.

On Sunday, I had a big surprise awaiting me!

The new leaf felt like soft vinyl. I wish I had been present at it’s moment of birth.

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