On the campus of U-C Berkeley, Thanksgiving Day, 2010. I love these shades of blue and green together. Sometimes nature has great color sense!
Jasper Johns apparently admitted that the hand prints he put on some of his canvases were meant to evoke the scarred hands of the crucified Christ. You know, how a hand print in paint or ink has a blank spot where the palm should be... this leaf reminded me of that. This isn't a leaf, of course, it's the stain of a leaf that once was on the sidewalk. A last vestige of memory, perhaps. These leaves almost look stenciled on. Just another detail noticed on my walk home, Thanksgiving Day, 2010.
This was a branch above my head. Along Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA, where there was a lot of construction work recently (see "Done for the day"); maybe that's what wounded this poor tree.
Well, this is an object lesson in the hazards of relying on auto-focus. Or, I guess I should say I meant to do that, but I've never been a convincing liar.
I thought maybe someone could use this anyway, maybe (as its generally square shape suggests) as a basis for "cover art" for a song on hitRECord? Or whatever else.
(Comment below if you get the DA reference.)
It was a beautiful day today, and I took more than a few pictures like this, leaves against a blue sky, sun shining through.