09.202.2021 Macro Monday-Seasonal Decay

Sounds negative, doesn’t it?  Life has its stages and for plants it is all part of life.  Leaves dying, falling, and decaying into their basic elements feeds a number of organisms, including their own plant’s roots and ultimately back into fresh leaves come spring. All part of a healthy ecological cycle.

And often that decay is something lovely and to be appreciated by a human’s sense of beauty.

Wild grape leaf at East Leverett Meadow. Just a sign of things to come.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 09.202.2021 Macro Monday-Seasonal Decay

  1. Looks a painting..our leaves are saying Goodbye 👋

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  2. A leveret is a young hare. Maybe one day you’ll show us a picture of a leveret in East Leverett Meadow.

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  3. While I enjoy fall weather for the colours and the early morning “mist” and quiet in the house as the Thermostat enters the “do nothing “ cycle,, I’m no fan of winter, with its cold grey skies and snow. The days get shorter, which means getting up in the dark and starting the workday just as the sun rises and ending the workday long after sunset.

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    • I guess you could say that winter makes us appreciate spring all the more. But maybe that is just grabbing at straws. I really do not like cold weather with the exceptions of the clean landscape after a fresh snow or the wonderful abstracts nature creates in frozen water. That “do nothing cycle” is the precursor for me of many trips to the wood pile, the creation of which took up many a summer hour, and then transporting said wood to the basement to feed our wood stove. You would be correct if you guesses that ending that task is one of my favorite things about spring.


  4. Very nice Steve! Interesting closeup details!

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  5. Jet Eliot says:

    It’s a gift to see and embrace all the stages of the seasons, Steve. Thanks for this lovely reminder as we approach autumn.

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    With your photo you make decay look beautiful, Steve.

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  7. Tina says:

    It looks like autumn, which comes much earlier for you than it does for me. The majority of our foliage doesn’t really begin changing until around Thanksgiving. Lovely photo!

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    • Our foliage season ends for the most part just prior to Thanksgiving. The peak is mid-October most often but there are still pockets one can find for a few weeks after. Most everything that can be green is still green but there is more color developing each day now. Thanks, Tina!


  8. Beautiful and abstract. I love photography that points to details in nature and reminds us of impermanence.

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    • Thank you, Alessandra! While I do like capturing images of grand scenes, often these smaller parts that make it up are of great interest. So much that we don’t see going on among tiny creatures and organisms is key to our existence but vastly unappreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed this. More to come.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    I can’t help remembering the old verse that cautions against the coral snake: “red and yellow, kill a fellow.” Here, green and yellow make for a killer combination — far more satisfactory!

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