Travel theme: Leaves

The New Year is upon us and all around the world people are resolving to turn over a new leaf. As for me, I’m going to content myself with a few leafy photos instead, starting with this raindrop-bejewelled fern at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island.

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More raindrop-soaked leaves, this time nature starting to reclaim the lava-scorched slopes of Mount St Helens.

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Artistic leaves on the Witness Trees in Seattle’s Ballard neighbourhood.

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Exotic leaves peeping over a wall in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Wandering through the jungle in Tikal, Guatemala.

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Different leaves, but they come from trees too! This is an original Audubon Birds of America on display at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Yale.

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And now I shall take my leave (see what I did there?) and hand over to you for your interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Leaves
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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Wishing you a very happy 2017.

❤ Ailsa

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. – John Burroughs

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. – Rabindranath Tagore


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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40 Responses to Travel theme: Leaves

  1. restlessjo says:

    Skilfully done! 🙂 Love the leaf analogy! 5 years or more, Ailsa, and you still keep producing great quality. Doing my best to dance lightly, though I am a bit heavy footed 🙂 Wishing you joy in 2017!

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  3. Miriam says:

    Love the close ups. Lovely photos. A very happy new year to you.

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  6. estelea says:

    I love your gallery, the pictures are really stunning! Thanks for sharing those jewels and Happy New Year 🙂

  7. Tina Schell says:

    One of your best ever Ailsa, beautifully done. Happy New Year to you.

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  10. Jane Lurie says:

    Lovely leaves, Ailsa. Wishing you a fabulous 2017!

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  12. Cee Neuner says:

    Happy New Year Ailsa. I adore your photos this week.
    Here is my entry for leaves.

  13. I especially like that second shot, Ailsa. May your 2017 be filled with health, happiness, and blessings.


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  16. Leya says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, Ailsa! And the Tagore quote I love. Happy New Year and thank you for being there and always inspiring!

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  21. Jo said it. You continue to give us beautiful posts and intriguing themes.
    Happy New Year Ailsa.

  22. carol1945 says:

    I love leaves. I needed to fix up my space, and unconsciously, I chose all items with leaves; even my light fixture. But, my carpet, my chairs, my fireplace screen.

  23. Parul Thakur says:

    Love these shots and I am sure excited to play along this theme. You have got a great blog and I so don’t want to take your leave 😉
    Good work there.

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  25. kokilagupta says:

    Stunning pictures here! Some of them quite exquisite! Guess, I’d like to leaf through the theme! 😁😁

  26. Happy happy happy New Year, dearest Ailsa. I’m so glad you didn’t leave us behind. 😉
    Wonderful photos; and the one of Mount St. Helens is stunning. Wow!
    Here’s mine:

  27. Your raindrop pics are magical!

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  29. Such beautiful captures. Love the waterdrops on the leaves.

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  31. I like your variety of different types of leaves! Your photos inspired me – : Thanks!

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  35. Beautiful pictures!

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