Monday, July 28, 2008

Dappled Light

On a long hike in the Indiana Dunes State Park recently, I was treated to the dancing shadows of Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) leaves on the compacted soil of a trail. The shadows look a bit like Hickory, don't they?

I was reminded of a favorite Huck Finn quote: "There was freckled places on the ground where the light sifted down through the leaves, and the freckled places swapped about a little, showing there was a little breeze up there."

It would be fun to capture this on video.

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