“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Leonardo da Vinci
Last fall, I took this picture of a lonely leaf, covered in water, during Colorado’s 500-year flood.
While the water doesn’t show up in this picture, “The Leaf” lay alone, the last witness to the lovely green garment that had adorned a nearby tree before the unprecedented rains and hail stripped it bare.
While learning to crop, sharpen, and highlight, my intention was to focus on the story I want to tell with these pictures. In the end, I’m not sure these pictures actually tell a story at all, unless it’s to say “Bloom where you’re planted!”
While a whole bouquet of lilies is gorgeous (in my opinion), it is no prettier than one single bloom. When it comes right down to it, a bouquet of flowers is simply a bunch of single blooms all together in one holder.
So it is with people. We each stand alone beautifully on this planet of ours – yet joined with others in a common cause, we’re not only beautiful, we’re powerful!
So, what did I learn from this challenge? To pick my “blooms” (friends) carefully!