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I like the white-oak leaves because each one has individual variation.





If I get to looking at them (or snapping pictures), then I end up thinking, "Oh that one--and that one--and that one."

Are they people and the tree is their nation? They seem more that way than they do like, oh, say, strands of hair that might fall from someone's head, or like skin cells sloughing off.

... Of course, no one thing is perfectly analogous to any other thing, so there's that too.

The red-oak leaves are pointy. This one is from a pin oak. It's very elegant in and of itself (so I took its picture), but en masse, the red-oak leaves aren't, for me, as interesting. But if I had a more discerning eye, I could maybe tell individuality even among red-oak leaves.




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xjenavivex
Nov. 5th, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
I love when you talk about leaves.
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
And I love talking about them!
sartorias
Nov. 5th, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
I love the shapes of those leaves. They evoke Aubrey Beardsley to my eye.
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
He sure did have a good eye for lines and flow.
sartorias
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC)
And the muted richness of autumnal color!
nineweaving
Nov. 5th, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)
Beautiful. I love the white shadows that oak leaves print on pavements after rain.

Nine
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
Me too--and the black prints they leave on concrete sidewalks.
heliopausa
Nov. 5th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
They are all amazingly lovely. Thank you for the photos!
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC)
My pleasure--I'm glad you enjoyed.
mnfaure
Nov. 5th, 2015 06:05 am (UTC)
What a perfect thing to see on this morning, after a rain, when it is a mere 69.8 degrees out. :D Makes me feel like even we, here in Cairo, could have a lovely fall.
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear the day is/was fresh for you ♥
cmcmck
Nov. 5th, 2015 08:15 am (UTC)
Pretty!

I'll have some leaf pics for you when I have time to get them off the camera!
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC)
I'll come and look!
sovay
Nov. 5th, 2015 09:15 am (UTC)
But if I had a more discerning eye, I could maybe tell individuality even among red-oak leaves.

That one has a very nice personality.
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
Doesn't it! We could become friends.
amaebi
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:06 pm (UTC)
Now i am enjoyably missing a plenitude and variety of oaks.
asakiyume
Nov. 5th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I must gather you a bouquet (not of whole oaks; that would be difficult, but of leaves)
amaebi
Nov. 5th, 2015 01:04 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of a bouquet of whole oaks!
queenoftheskies
Nov. 5th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
It's interesting that, in spite of the individuality of the leaves, both types of oak have the same basic shape. The shape is just "filled in" differently.
asakiyume
Nov. 6th, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah: variations on a theme.
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