Looking at Nature a Different Way

I get enormous pleasure from being out in Nature. It is always good to look at things close-up and find out what they are. I also enjoy the wider perspective of the countryside, looking at the different kinds of habitats, and the expansive panoramas of countryside and farmland around the village. Natural patterns and textures, the finer details seen when you take time to pause, care to examine, delight me just as much. I often see fascinating small-scale structures and patterns in natural objects whether they are animal, vegetable, or mineral, and find that these natural designs resonate with me on a certain aesthetic level. This includes the silhouettes of accidental patterns made by plants against the sky. They can be difficult to discern as you walk along because of the wealth and complexity of the plant associations, but it is possible to enhance the significant features by digitally changing the image.

November oak Leaves

There are still a few leaves on the oak trees in the village, looking bright on this cold and sunny morning. The curious patterns are caused by the insect galls that affected the leaves.