The Dead Leaf

One of my greatest joys is wandering along trails in Louisiana’s swamps and woodlands, always with my camera and hiking stick in hand. Meandering and communing with God amidst nature’s solitude and beauty almost always brings my soul the peace, quiet and happiness it seeks. It is winter now and, after several frosts, the deciduous trees and shrubs have shed most of their leaves. A fresh north wind carries the scent of a campfire as it swirls the dry leaves. A single leaf struggles to hold fast to a cypress branch…

a dead leaf

hanging from the bare cypress…

gusting wind

Al Gallia

Author: Al Gallia

"Serendipity...the faculty of making happy, unexpected discoveries by accident...” (Horace Walpole, 1754). I am a lover of nature photography, haiku poetry, simplicity and solitude. As a Christian, I rely on my God and Christ to light my path forward to the ‘finish line’ (Hopefully many years away!)

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