Amaryllis Leaves & Bud


Amaryllis Leaves


Umbrella Leaf


Regina Iris Leaves

(A bud is forming on one)


Baby Asian Elephant Ear Leaf


Bromeliad Leaf


The Fan Cactus is not a leaf


I included it as evidence that it is still alive and well!


35 Comments on “Leaves

  1. In Buddhism, we practice paying attention. You, my dear, are one who really pays attention. The details you highlight in your photographs make the smallest bits of life big miracles. Thank you!


    • I’m happy that you like the way I see things, Lorna. It’s the details of life that fascinate me. It’s odd because I usually think in very broad concepts ignoring the essential details, but when I see the world, I see it in minutiae. 🙂 Thank you, Lorna.


    • Thanks, Elena! I enjoy leaves as much as blossoms. I cannot imagine a world without leaves. Blossoms on bare sticks just don’t program in my head! Chuckle… Thanks for stopping by to visit.


  2. Hello, George! Good pictures – my favourites are the top two, wonderful abstract colour! How are you getting on, my dear? I hope you’re well and happy. Adrian


    • Hi, Adrian! I’m hanging in there. So far so good! 🙂 I’m happy that you like the pictures. I love the foliage and budding leaves as much as the blossoms. Actually, I often find them at least as interesting as flowers! Thank you.


    • Hi, Celestine! Thanks for stopping by to visit me! I’m happy that you like the leaves. The leaves are as interesting to me as are the blossoms. I can’t imagine a world in which blossoms stood on bare sticks! Chuckle… 🙂


    • Hi, Alessandro! Thank you very much. I’m happy that you like them. I enjoy the leaves in the garden as much as I enjoy the blossoms. The world would be a barren place indeed without leaves! 🙂


  3. Gorgeous 🙂 We also love the drama and details of your baby Asian elephant ear. Are these your own plants?


    • Yes, the plants live here. Along with the menagerie of animals! That elephant ear is supposed to produce leaves that are bigger than I am. However, the growing season here is not long enough and it is not cold hardy. I’m glad you enjoyed the leaves. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  4. What a lovely collection of leaves–all such interesting shapes. And the fan cactus is holding up well. 🙂 As you’d probably guess, my favorite is the second shot, with it’s soft light and color. I saw some leaves recently that I had never seen before that I like very much and hope we can grow in our yard, but I have to track down what the plant is. They are giant, sturdy, shiny green leaves grouped in threes with wonderful clear lines and a border. I think it may be some kind of Lily. It is obviously a shade plant, which is what we need.


  5. We love the leaves, don’t we, you and I? Oh, that fan cactus – I remember when you posted about bringing it home. The depth of field in that image is very cool! 🙂 I see you’re in Woven Tale Press – glad that worked out! And you’ve had some beautiful posts lately that I just look at and don’t have the time to acknowledge – then I saw comments were closed so I’m glad I can say “Hey!” here, and tell you that I’m always appreciating your work and your vision.


    • Lordy, yes, we love the leaves. Can you imagine flowers without leaves to soften and compliment them. Often, I look at a flower in the garden and think how different it would look atop a stick! Too little attention paid to “green” in our world. Thanks for reminding me of the Woven Tale Press. You know, that nice editor asked to use the post and, of course, I agreed. Then I lost the email AND her email telling me when it would be posted. I couldn’t even remember the name of the website! I think it’s called cognitive impairment…


      Thanks for stopping by to visit me, Lynn!


    • Thanks, Ray. I’m surprised that I haven’t killed the cactus with too much or too little water, but it’s still looking healthy. 🙂


    • Thanks, Jo Nell. It is terribly hot and windy here today. I think this may be the summer that kills me. Chuckle…
      And, thanks for stopping by to visit! 🙂


  6. First, love the new Gravatar, George—perfect! Second, can’t get the “Sunset” photo in Fuzzy Foto to load, which, judging by the comments, is a big loss. Finally, these photos are wonderful. There is always a clarity to the composition and the colors in your images that is rare and beautiful. More, please.


    • I think I fixed it the loading problem. Would you be so kind as to try again and let me know?
      Thank you, Kenn. I photograph what I see, so I am happy to hear your appreciation of my efforts! 🙂


  7. You have some interesting plants. I bought one of the fan cactus plants as a hostess gift but don’t have one of my own. Yours seems to be especially attractive; I’m glad to know something about them. This blog is going to be a wonderful gift to Charlie. Kelli says he’s 5’8″ now. Is he interested in photography?


    • Well, the website for the Fan Cactus touts it as a “desk plant”. The pot has no drain hole and the rocks are cemented on the top of the soil so you have absolutely no way to figure out when it needs water. I was tempted to remove the gravel, but I was afraid the heavy top would make the thing fall over. If you over-water, the website describes how the stalk will rot and the top will fall off! Aaack! I was about to give mine away when I read that!

      No, Charlie hasn’t developed an interest in photography. I think there has to be something that you want to photograph first. Maybe. Yes, he’s unbelievably tall. When I look into his game room, all I see are arms and legs spread out on the floor! 🙂


    • Hi, Rob! Thanks for the compliment on the photos. They’re “different”, I reckon. Since I was weary of the plain look, I enhanced the colors here. I’m not usually a fan of that, but I love color, as you know! Your “khaki” season is there, isn’t it? That’s what Charlene, who lives somewhere in SA, calls the winter. 🙂 I need to hustle over to your place to find out what the weather is like and where the book is! 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Rob.


    • Apparently, the cactus really is resilient. I keep thinking it’s going to exhibit some evidence of stress. I guess I always over-watered them. The Amaryllis has bloomed. I’ll post her blossoms next. They really are pretty. I love the Amaryllis anyway. Thanks, Sylvia!


    • Hi, Meredith! The pot has no drain hole in the bottom, so I figured I would either dry it up or water it to death. So far, so good. I bet I haven’t added water more than half a dozen times since I bought it several months ago. I did an entire post on it when I got it. It’s a very strange plant. Actually, it’s two plants. The top is grafted onto a thick base from another plant. It’s a real oddity. I’m glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by to visit! 🙂



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