Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (Dried leaves and flowers)

This is the first time I participate Sally’s challenge, even though I have followed her challenge for a long time.

dried-maple-leaves-s

It was after I came to U.S., I saw red maple leaves the first time in my life. Love at first sight, it was. Ever since then, I seldom walked past a maple tree in fall without picking up a red leaf from the ground.

One hot July day I asked my friend Kim if there was anything I could bring him from my upcoming trip to Albany to see my family. He thought for a while, and then jokingly said, “Red maple leaves.”

I still remember how surprised he was when I presented him a box of dried maple leaves.

dried-flower-s

Their delicate petals remind me of bridal dresses. Can someone tell me why two different colors? I like both colors and I was happy to see two colors. I am just curious.

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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22 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (Dried leaves and flowers)

  1. Anabel Marsh says:

    Both pictures are beautiful – interesting story too!

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  2. Helen, both images are reminders of nature’s bounty: red maples (bright and fetching) and the hydrangeas (gentle and quietly lovely. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  3. loisajay says:

    I have always been told that hydrangeas dry exactly the color they were before they were cut. I have a big bouquet of green hydrangeas in my spare bedroom. I love the color or yours, though. They are beautifully gently and lovely, just as Sally said (above). Very pretty.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Lois. That’s nice to know. I may have blue, pink ones (no idea which) next year. How exciting!
      One plant had purple flower at first, but pink later. Quite confusing. One of my friend told me it had something to do how much water you gave them. Lots to play with. 😉
      Have a great day.

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  4. Amy says:

    Both photos are beautiful!

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Amy. I was going to mention how much you have inspired me. I have never thought taking iPhone photo can be so fun. 😉
      Have a great day.

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      • Amy says:

        Good morning, Helen. Thank you for giving the credit! Sally was the one inspired me. 🙂

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        • Helen C says:

          Good afternoon, Amy. I, too, admire Sally greatly and I benefit from her blog a lot .

          This is how I feel… you walk among us, guiding us, influencing us,.. even though you probably don’t have an intention to guide or influence. 😉 Not sure this makes sense. Not everything is easy to explain 😉

          Have a great day.

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          • Amy says:

            I’m flattered… Helen. I felt the same. The other day, you posted Dr. P saying we are doing for ourselves. It got me to think for days. I guess we are shifting/changing our perspectives as we blog.
            Appreciate you comment, Helen. 🙂

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  5. Mabel Kwong says:

    You’re such a great sport and a friend. Actual maple leaves at your friend’s doorstep 😊 I hope he enjoyed it and made the most of it. Such a thoughtful gesture 🍁

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  6. Excellent images, the soft colors captured beautifully. Very nicely done.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Robin. I have more confidence in taking this kind of photos and photos of people, but not as much in landscape. But I have to say that it’s nice knowing there is something I have to work on 😉
      Have a great day.

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  7. Both of those shots are beautiful, Helen, although partial to the first one and the marvelous colors.

    janet

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  8. restlessjo says:

    I can’t imagine a more delightful present than a box of maple leaves, Helen. 🙂 Lovely images.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Jo. When I was little, I saw a cartoon that a little girl gave a beggar a box of leaves.because she thought those leaves were the most precious things in the world 😉 That sure sounded like me 😉
      Have a wonderful day.

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  9. Lady Oscar says:

    a box of red maple leaves! what a spiritual treat!

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