I took Nicky and Julian out yesterday evening for a walk before bed. It’s always fun to be out with them because they see things I might not. Julian usually points things out, or gathers them, like this leaf, and says, “Daddy, photograph this please!” Often, I am happy to comply.
This leaf from a Japanese maple is one of the few overt signs of autumn we are likely to see around here. Usually, autumn is a great time of year in the Bay area – almost more summer than summer itself.
This is the first of a number of photos I took of the leaf. I think it works better than the ones that are closer up. But if you look at the details of the leaf, it does look like a map (at least to Julian and me) – which is why I call it “Leaf Map!”