These living green garments
clothe the earth
with a legacy of leaves.
Their shapes and sizes
bring surprises to attentive eyes
from a seemingly endless
collection of creativity.
Why such extravagance?
What form will the next miracle take?
Where is the next discovery to be found
when looking around your surroundings?
As science keeps explaining,
I see more mysteries
More than I will ever need
within a lifetime of looking.
© 2015 Richard Havenga
1. Manatee Park - Fort Myers, Florida
2. Pickerel Lake Park - Kent County, Michigan
3. Wabasis Lake Park - Kent County, Michigan
4. Fallasburg Park - Kent County, Michigan
5. Townsend Park - Kent County, Michigan
1. Live Oak, fern & Spanish Moss
2. Pond Lily
3. Cattail -
4. Cow Parsnip -
5. Jack-in-the-Pulpit -