Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The beauty of leaves

I have been amazed at the number of leaves that have fallen from the plane trees outside of where we are staying.  The numbers seem incredible and they have been gather on the pavement below many inches deep.  The council have been around and collected them up - but then the next day there seems to be just as many.  They are the sort of crisp, big brown leaves that you want to kick up and crunch through! To be honest, I would have quite liked to just roll in them -but it was a bit grubby and damp so not the best thing to do!

Then I went for a short walk to get a newspaper and saw this wonderful little bit of street art made from the leaves:


The edging leaves have all been cut precisely and the center hexagon has each leaf perfect aligned.  They are stuck to the paving stones just by the wetness on the stones.  I just love it.

And I love the idea of someone taking the time to create their bit of art in the street using a medium (leaves) that was all around them.


vilterietje said...

Ruth, what a wonderfull piece of art! Thanks for showing us.
love, riet:)

Vickie Hallmark said...

Amazing! A great street to begin with, with those hexagonal paving stones, but the leaves are just amazing.

Patty Biermans said...

I think it's wonderfull that you go out and see something this beautiful. Thanx for showing!! Greetings....Peebee

STUDiO 28 Waterloo said...

Very Andy Goldsworthy, worthy! Love it!
I think the idea of rolling around in some leaves is a WONDERFUL idea-just wear some warm, waterproof clothing!!!