There have been some lovely sunny, blue sky days recently but, for the most part, those have been the days when I haven't had time to go out with my camera. So I've been missing the startlingly crisp afternoons when one can take startlingly crisp pictures . . . and have been left with gloomy days - days when everything sort of merges into a mush. All that means, of course, is that we are invited to look a little harder.
Here we go - the big scene (which is never very big - too much choice!) . . . and the view when we hone in. It's a bit like a spy film. And today - today we are spying on blackberries.
First, the bramble picture from the recent Loose and Leafy post 'Prickles and Thorns'.
At least it's clear what the photo is off. None the less
go closer in and one is less aware of the shape of the branch and more of the arrangement of thorns. I even find myself wondering what happened to the missing limb.
Blackberry fruits which weren't eaten and didn't fall.
I could, of course, have walked on by. Most people would. Most people are simply marching down a path or walking back. They aren't out with a camera with a post in mind. I'm glad I had my eyes skinned.
Leaves which hang on to autumn stand out more, even at ground level.
But there's a world in there which could be missed if we didn't go in closer still.
Perhaps there should be a little sign beside it: 'INSECTS AT WORK!'
And, far less obtrusive, agreeing to stay muted - a dessicated twig.
Sometimes, the tiniest of details need their own frame.