Mar. 2003  



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 Leaf Abstract




 This month's image is one of several images of patterns of leaves in a summer garden at Descanso gardens.   The reason for posting this photo in winter is that a recent visit to the garden revealed that the entire garden had been cultivated into a bulb garden. Not a trace of the summer garden is left. 


The summer garden looked so permanent.  My understanding is that it will be back next summer.   This seasonal contrast is a shock to Southern Californians where most plants grow year round.


Walking thru the garden, this pattern image was not self evident and could have been easily missed. I was scanning the garden with a 500 mm lens before discovering the pattern.


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