Fallen, 01 February 2011


Winter in Norfolk tends not to be particularly harsh, so occasionally, one can find such odd juxtapositions as shown in the following photo.


Photo Information:

Location: Norfolk, Virginia; Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Micro
ISO Equivalency: 100
Color Setting: Vivid (Black & White conversion in post-processing)

Norfolk experiences all four seasons in roughly equal measure, but very often by the end of autumn, some of the trees still have not shed their leaves, and will continue to do so throughout winter. Mind you, most of them do clear out during autumn, but there are always a few stragglers. As a result, one can occasionally see something odd like this: a few leaves frozen onto the surface of a pond.

In this case, the leaves are from what appears to be a Japanese Maple, and the pond is in the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. IIRC, the pond itself is part of a Japanese-inspired garden, so in case you’re wondering, that’s how I surmised the type of tree from the leaf. Also, my folks had a Japanese Maple in their front yard for years, so I recognized the shape of the leaf.



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