I spied this leaf at work Wednesday last week. I watched it for a while while I was smoking my pipe, and eventually plucked it. I like it. I kept it at work for a few days, then I brought it home and put it in a cup of water. After waffling on whether or not to throw it away, Kim suggested I press it in a book. So now it is safely between the pages of The Earth from Above in 356 Days.

A little mini-landscape in my front yard.

It’s frozen each night the last week or so.

A couple of the nights we had rain, and the mud froze in this alien landscape.

If you get up early enough, the leaves are jewels.