Leaf Intoxication

In the spirit of Oregon becoming the third state to legalize marijuana this past week, I had to come up with a punchy title. Last Tuesday night the sound of whoops, whistles, hell yeah’s, and even some fireworks could be heard around Portland.

Being that Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana way back in 1973, it’s no wonder people were celebrating.

But this post isn’t about that kind of leaf intoxication, it’s about what happens when rain and leaves create art together.

For the first time in many days, the rain stopped. Though the sun couldn’t quite break through, endless grey skies were light and cheerful. The fresh air smelled clean and crisp as fallen leaves began to dry a little.

Outside of my window something shiny caught my eye on the patio. When I saw what it was, I was mesmerized.

I grabbed my phone to snap some amateur photography and I had to share these beauties with you guys.

P.S. No filters or effects were used.

1.  Up Close and Personal

rain on leaf close-up


2.  Benched

rain on leaf with bench


3.  Lovebirds

rain on a pair of leaves

4.  Lean On Me

rain on leaves concrete

5.  Diversified 

rain on leaf with grass

6. Laid Out

rain on two leaves concrete

Aren’t these bitchin’? Which leaf pic is your fave?

41 thoughts on “Leaf Intoxication

    1. That was the first shot I took and the first leaf that caught my eye, just sitting there on the bench being all sparkly. The water beads are super cool! I imagine I would have been blinded if the sun was out. 🙂

  1. Gotta love “awetumn”!! 😀 Britt, thanks for sharing some of the fragments you encountered. Difficult to pick a favourite I have to say, there’s magic in all of them…

  2. The leafy concoction for medical use got 58% of the vote in Florida. It needed 60%. I actually voted for it because medicinally it is a viable option and the tax revenues would be a plus for the State of the aged in the Sunshine State. Think of all the mass of geezerhood happily skipping along the seashore.

    Beautiful pictures, Britt.

  3. Britt I love these photo’s up close and personal is my fave. My husband takes photos of dew drops and he manages to get a cow reflected in them. Like a cow in a snow dome almost. He would enjoy your dew drop art as do I.

  4. Up Close and Personal and Benched are tied for first place, but all of them are intriguing. It’s amazing how beautiful the world is at every level, from the grandest sunset to the smallest bead of water on a leaf. Your photos are beautiful (you should frame some).

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