Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle.

Yepppers, that's right.

Marvelous.   Uh-huh..seriously..

Today when walking the pups, I spotted something on the ground by a tree..

Now, remember, I'm old and my eyes are good, but my arms are too short, so I had to reeeeally squint to see what I was..uh..seeing..


And,  embracing the inner-5 year old that I am..I picked it up for a closer look....

It felt a little like plastic..but it wasn't.

It was a leaf's skeleton.



Yep.  That's what is was..is, because I carried it all the way home and put it in a jar.



I know, I know...maybe I should let it be free....to live it's life in the wilds..



Uh, no.  I wanted it. So, I gave it a new home.



What do you think?

Beautiful,  huh?

That God.....He's such a  crafter!

-me

PS - "In nature we see where God has been.  In our fellow man, we see where He is still at work. "  ~Robert Brault

19 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

This is so weird..your post a comment thing is hidden behind your second to the last pic? A leaf skeleton...hmmm..have to keep my eye for one of those..

Ming said...

Hey, the eye sight can't be too bad to see that lying on the ground. Doesn't look to be so big compared to your fingertip.

That's awesome, wish there was some way you could preserve it, like laquer or decoupage it so it will not break.

just call me jo said...

I've never seen anything like that. It's wonderful and magical and marvelous--yes!

Vee said...

Well I'm just weird enough to like your leaf skeleton a lot. Do you suppose it was Japanese Beetle damage? I had some ferns that looked that way, but they were so fragile that they didn't hold up.

Vee said...

Oh, I do think it deserves something better than a jar. ;>

Pam said...

You dear, sweet, wonderful, random woman. I miss you very much. This is Pam from the old SU. I have to pop over now and then to catch a little glimpse of your world. I'm proud of you. You make people happy. :)

Charmingdesigns said...

love your treasure!!

Karen said...

I like your leaf skeleton in a jar.

Pearl said...

Leaf skeletons are so beautiful yes! I love the things you find on your walks and how you see things that most people cannot. Because you have that artist eye. A great imagination! Great post, Pearl

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Mabon, Autumn Equinox, and Full Harvest Moon!

Life is good! said...

that is really cool! i know i sound like such a groovy chick by saying words like cool, but it really is. i love it!

susan said...

The carnies would call that a ground score ;) It's fabulous. I know what you mean about your arms being too short as well. Now that you can look at the pictures as you take them, my camera strap is also too short.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is truly amazing. I have never seen anything like it. I can't believe its in one piece.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

It's the little things for us old(er) gals, we see the beauty all around, not just our hair and shoes...well,let me think about that one for a minute!!!

I heart your treasure too!!!
s

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

OH WOW! It's beautiful but you've made it even more so Colleen!
I found a frog skeleton in my window well this past weekend :( I guess I need to get those covers on so those little mishaps don't happen.
Thanks for stopping by.......have a great weekend!

p.s. This is too funny. My word verification is 'purewit'...how fitting is that? That's how I feel about you and your posts! :) Pure Wit! Love it!

SherrySue said...

We are surrounded by miracles. Just need to stop and look. Thank you for sharing.

June said...

That is exquisite. It takes a beautiful person to see the true beauty in the world. I love that you saved it... Love from me, the girls and the goaties...

Sue said...

Beautiful lacey perfection. I would keep this leaf remnant too.

Have an amazing weekend.

Hugs,

Sue

wendy said...

Amazingly beautiful! Nature is full of such surprises isn't it?! Have a great week. Wendy