The Perfect Maple Leaf

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedNovember 4, 2017
TakenNovember 4, 2017
Exposure1/30 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length12.5 mm
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"...This leaf shall not wither...Psalms 1: 3"

A perfect maple leaf I found
And picked it off the ground
Tones were vibrant~ orange- red.
Thinking here's one not dead!
Later truth hit me like a rocket....
When pulling it from my pocket;
This time not wearing a glove!
The leaf I thought was genuine
So beautifully designed to love
Felt artificial against my skin
Learned it wasn't real.... but fake
Though easily to mistake!!!!
© Poetry by me AJP

This really did happen today...Of all the dead leaves on the grass by the library, my eyes were drawn to this one leaf that stood out with color....Later when I got in the car I took my gloves off to shoot a picture of it ...I found then it was a fake leaf....Not sure how it got on the library grounds among all the dead dried leaves and I should be the one to find it but makes an interesting story anyway:)

6 responses

  • Kathy Sumter-Haman

    Kathy Sumter-Haman gave props (4 Nov 2017):

    That it is and so pretty.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (5 Nov 2017):

    a beautiful close-up!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (5 Nov 2017):

    Perfect psalm, perfect poem, perfect story, Andrea! I wish I could have seen your surprise when you realized!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Nov 2017):

    Thank you for the comments....Yes, it gave me a smile..After I went inside the library that is out of town from the library we normally go to where we live for returning some CD's and also picked up what was requested I thought the leaf would be withered from carrying in my pocket when I found it on the grounds earlier...I pulled it out of my pocket to show my husband in the car and he thought it was a real leaf too...He was as surprised as I was to learn it was artificial.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (6 Nov 2017):

    I agree with my daughter. Well done.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (8 Nov 2017):

    Great story with this photo.. it's amazing how good looking the fakes can be these days :) And it makes a lovely photo, too!

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