ETHEREAL BEAUTY

Acers (Japanese Maples) cover our small garden.

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In the autumn, as they abandon their leaves I collect them together. When the last leaf falls, and the trees are bare, I store them, ready for winter.

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Ethereal Beauty 4 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

When winter arrives I scatter the leaves on the newly fallen snow and each day take photographs until the snow thaws.

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Ethereal Beauty 2 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

On the tree the delicacy and colour of the leaves gives the plant its beauty. Against the pure white snow the beauty becomes ethereal.

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Ethereal Beauty 3 | http://www.richardjwalls.com

It didn’t snow this winter.

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Taken with a Nikon D800.