Yesterday's leaves nourish tomorrow's trees

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Comments (12)

Ryan Calhoun on October 23, 2007

Nice shot, Marilyn, and an interesting subject. Are these baby maple trees? It's a beautiful photo touched by raindrops, and the green really stands out.

Marilyn Whiteley on October 23, 2007

Thanks, Ryan. Yes, the tones are quite different when it's wet.

And yes, those are the baby maples that pepper our yard and would grow up to be big maples if they had a chance. These happen to be on bare ground, so that's how they've missed being mowed down. Some years ago our sons prevailed upon my husband to stop mowing one back section of our yard, and now it's a thicket of child and adolescent maples!

Roger Sandvik on October 23, 2007

This one is beautiful Marilyn :)

AlexMatos on October 25, 2007

Wonderfull Marilyn, really beautifull, the green leaves, "borning" from the dead ones.

Cheers, Alex

Marilyn Whiteley on October 27, 2007

Thanks, Roger and Alex. It made me feel good when I spotted this!

Vicki Atkins on October 28, 2007

Dear Marilyn,

Please box some up and send to.... :) Just kidding, but I wish they were so easy to grow here!! Very lovely picture, and thank you for reminding us that the old is important to nurture the new.. We are so lucky in Canada to have these beautiful trees as one of our symbols!

Vicki

Marilyn Whiteley on October 28, 2007

If only you could get them to grow, we could certainly spare them! Yes, we're lucky to have such a fine national symbol.

Marilyn

©polytropos on November 1, 2007

Great composition.

EVA_L on November 20, 2007

Thanks, Marilyn!It was unusual and beautifully and no less beautiful that cathedral. You have a very beautiful gallery.Especially interestingly to see the pictures of those places where was not. Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

Nurettin Peşkircioğl… on January 17, 2008

Nice colors, interesting compositions. I like your gallery very much Marilyn. Greetings. Nurettin

Marilyn Whiteley on January 17, 2008

Much belated thanks, polytropos and Eva, and thank you Nurettin, for your comments. Greetings from Canada. Marilyn

Rai©Lui on October 29, 2008

This is wonderful: new based on old - that's life.

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Photo taken in Exhibition Park, 81 London Road West, Guelph, ON N1H, Canada

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  • Uploaded on October 23, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP550UZ
    • Taken on 2007/10/23 15:10:05
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 9.84mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash

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