Yellow, decaying foliage of rhubarb plants

After a mild, wet and windy November, we’re promised a stretch of cool, calm and sunny days this week – a reward to soggy west coasters for our patience, perhaps.

But before I break out my long johns and sunglasses, I’m taking a moment to celebrate the strange beauty that all that rain brought to our garden (photo above) and forest floor (photo below). It’s a beauty that defies conventional definitions – but it’s lovely nonetheless, and you can find it frequently in nature’s annual cycle of decay, if you look closely enough.

Now, with a significant birthday rapidly approaching, I only wish I could see a similar beauty in my own natural decay!

Fallen mushroom, fir cones and decaying bits of wood on a forest floor

As always, you can click on the images to enlarge them if you’d like to see the details.

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

One response »

  1. Fred Bailey says:

    Somedays it’s hard to find the beauty among the little things, especially after a row of grey days. Well done. Fred

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