Autumn Again

I liked the look of this leaf. It reminded me that fall is coming. There are no masses of leafy trees out here, so we don’t experience striking colors as do people in New England. It is even possible that this leaf could have been left over from last fall. Or the dry weather could […]

Thirsty Fig Tree

It’s been pretty dry out here in California. The fig tree in the back yard seems to be wilting. It has been doing so all summer. Usually, the onset of autumn begins one or two yellow leaf among the lush green leaves. Today the fig tree looked like yesterday’s limp salad. I began this study […]

Street Smart Leaves

These three leaves (plus one baby leaf) stood out to me. It was late in the day and the sun brought out their tenderness and their toughness. They must have been tough to avoid the street sweeper. People must have sensed that about them as well. Their intactness testifies to the fact that no one dared […]

Fallen Leaves at the Museum

We had the good fortune of going to the Getty Museum today.  The traffic was terrible on the way there. My daughter told me the reason for this: nobody works in LA, so traffic is heavy, no matter what time of day one decides to take the freeway. There was a Rubens painting exhibit, which […]