We did some utility running around today but eventually wound up at the Lorain County Metro Parks' French Creek Reservation. We took a little hike there on their well-groomed woodland trails. We also visited their temporary exhibit of captive butterflies. The outdoor tent was a bit cramped but it was fun sharing the space with flowering plants, fluttering butterflies, and other interested folks. We ended our outing with dinner at Max & Erma's where we enjoyed spicy black bean burgers with dark green side salads. A long, warm day but a good one!
What lovely and fascinating pictures! The detail is incredible. Great job, James!
Thanks, FS, I'm glad you liked the photos. Those leaves were beautiful on both sides! On the "top" face they had lovely variegation, all outlining the leaf's irregular shape. From the bottom (I held the leaf for stability and better lighting in the shadowed woods) every vein of the leaf structure stood out. Sometimes it's the ordinary that is extraordinary if we only look. — JG
You are a wise person to realize that, James! So very true.