Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hanging on in there!

Leaf

Thank you to all of you who left me messages even though I was away - your generosity is so heart-warming - thank you! I'm fine and everything here is fine too. And now I hope to have time to get back to blogging properly!

I was in Wales for Easter - amongst the things I photographed was this leaf - isn't it incredible how some trees hold on to their leaves throughout the winter?

20 comments:

Janet said...

Nice photo, and I am glad all is well!

DaveM said...

You must know that the Welsh will hang onto anything !

Caroline said...

Janet - thanks!

Davem - I wasn't aware that it was a peculiarly Welsh thing... should I blame my clutter on my paternal genes?

LDahl said...

Lovely pic... and I really like the fennel pic on your flicker too!

Caroline said...

thanks ldahl.

isay said...

so lovely photo! i am glad your are okay! 'can't wait for your next post!

best regards!

Reluctant Nomad said...

That leaf looks like a cocoon. And, unlike a dead or almost dead leaf, a cocoon symbolises life.

andrea said...
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andrea said...

What a truly beautiful photo. We have a couple of those leaves still hanging on in our garden. They amaze me, too.

Modern Viking said...

You could call it amazing. Or you could call it a complete failure of the biological mechanism responsible for ridding the tree of its rotting foliage ;)

krista said...

Yeah, damn real life. Mine has been getting in the way too.

That picture is fantastic.

johnnynorms said...

Good to see you back Caro, which bit of Wales did you Easter in?
regards, JN

Nan said...

This photograph is nothing short of brilliant. I love it! Got a good chuckle over Viking054's comment.

Holly said...

Beautiful. The caption is perfect for this photo. Hope all is well. Cheers!

merlinprincesse said...

Should we say that some leaves are more resilient than others... Like humnan! :)))) Take care!

Caroline said...

Isay - I'd better get something new posted then...

Reluctant nomad - how perceptive of you... its just how I feel

Andrea - thanks - the power to be amazed is one of the childlike qualities that I value!

Viking - I value humour too - thank you!

Krista - lucky we have a real life I guess!

JN - oh I like the short-form! I was in Coelbren - just South of Brecon Beacons and West of Aberdare

Nan - thank you - that's a real tribute from you wow! And I agree he can be funny!

Holy - thank you - yes all is well but I'm still not getting much blogging time.

Merlinprincesse - that's a good way to look at it! Young beech trees do keep their leaves whereas older ones don't - I wonder if the young beech is a bit of an anti-traditionalist but as time goes on it conforms... ;-)

johnnynorms said...

I went to Brecons from Cardiff way when my sister & family lived there. I do love Wales.

Caroline said...

I found it rather sad this time around but I think that was the greyness of the skies getting to me ;-) Often I've loved it... and it is truly the land of my father's.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I agree with Nomad, it looks like a cocoon. But even when it drops to earth, it will become a part of it, enriching it.

Caroline said...

GG - I like the idea that I choose it because it looked like a cocoon - I took several other pictures of other leaves that I haven't shown here... And yes beech leaves make good compost!