hold on…it’s too early for holiday photos
i swear i am not jumping the gun on holiday photos. i am big believer in one season at a time. in it’s time. but both these twigs, locust and sumac, have been featured on STIL in the last week or two, and were then left neglected in the corner of my studio waiting to be returned to the woods. today they caught my eye–both having dried in similar yet strikingly different ways. both curling in on themselves–but one along the longitudinal and the other along the lateral. it makes me wonder why? it may be as simple as the relative stiffness or flexibility of the midrib. or maybe it has something to do with the structure of the veins? or maybe it depends on the differences between surface tensions in the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves? see? it makes one wonder.
dried locust leaves and sumac leaves