My daughter recently had to collect twenty different tree leaves for biology class. This was not the greatest time of year for it since a lot of trees have not yet leafed out. But she managed, and I loved the leaves silhouetted in green against the white poster board, however temporary a beauty it may be. I love leaves in all their great variety. I can't help but be amazed at the creativity of God. Truly, truly mind-boggling.
I have some different leaves to show you -- a little update from our garden. They are not tree leaves, but they are just as beautiful and impressive in their own ways.
One of these is a cabbage and one is a brussels sprout. I'm not quite sure which is which since my husband planted these. Lovely, lovely leaves on both.
Here's a rather blurry picture of our potato hills coming up (it was beginning to rain and I had to hurry with my photos). It seemed easier to plant the potatoes in two long rows rather than in a box.
And here is the box of lettuces -- again, the variety of leaves is staggering, from color to shape to size to....
Even if nothing else really turns out, at least we have enjoyed our own lettuce! That's enough encouragement to keep us gardening on.