Sunday, 8 January 2017

Leaf Maps





Patterns on a dried sycamore leaf  -  or a map of distant lands ?













World map  -  Venetian circa 1520  .....







The gold doubloon coin is fake of course  -  a child's gaming piece  .....







Darkest winter has passed   -   Welcome to the returning light!





Thank you for visiting


Image 3  -   Source - Wikipedia

Shared with :     All Seasons      Our Beautiful World      Mosaic Monday
                         Image-in-ing      Tuesday's Treasures         Our World Tuesday      

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. I love the map connection :) Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  2. Fun to think of leaves as maps.
    I do enjoy seeing handmade maps. My friend has made a couple of them for friends weddings and they are so charming. It takes a unique perspective to create a map.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

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  3. Felicitaciones por el blog tan bonito y original, me gusta mucho.
    Buen y feliz 2017.
    Un saludo desde Barcelona.-

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  4. That leaf map would be perfect to take with me on that magic carpet ride I'm always wishing for. Beautiful adventures await! At least in my imagination.

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  5. Definitely maps to far away places in another time. Thanks for sharing your imagination. :-)

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  6. Your first image is so beautiful - a true work of art! Also love the Venetian world map! Thank you so much for sharing these unusal "maps" with ALL SEASONS! Have a great week (hopefully not too cold:)

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  7. Beautiful inspiring picturestory...
    Have a colorful new week

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  8. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!

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  9. Beautiful maps created by Mother Nature, who else? Like you I welcome the return of the light and have already noticed that the days are staying lighter for longer. Happy Mosaic Monday.

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  10. Greetings for a new year of good health and happiness,Ruby.
    Great inspiration from the leaf! It is interesting to see the map.

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  11. Looks great and unique! thanks for sharing them:)

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  12. How beautiful! And I love seeing that old map. I took pics of some leaves when we hiked a couple of days ago. They intrigue me too! Hugs, Diane

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  13. All wonderfully creative photos and creations ~ very unique ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

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  14. Ruby, such a wonderful collection of images. Beauty can be found even in a simple leaf past its prime. I've alway enjoyed old maps, it's interesting how the world was viewed in the past. And to think that many anti-science people today view it as being flat. Thanks for sharing today and I hope that you will return again.

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  15. Interesting observations of nature!
    Greetings

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  16. Wonderful post! What stories the leaves could tell! I'll be looking for the map! Happy New Year!

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  17. Love the leaf photos. So much color and texture. Wishing you a great 2017. Sylvia D.

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  18. beautiful maps and i love the "leaf maps"!

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  19. So lovely! I adore old leaves. And am also glad the light is gradually returning.

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  20. Gorgeous and intricate images of nature's details.

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  21. I think this prompt must have filled your heart with joy, since it seems to be already filled with light bursting to brighten the worlds of those around you. I think the resemblance of a dying leaf to ancient maps was lying somewhere in my subconscious, but your wonderful photos brought that recognition to the forefront. Your last photo of the candle leaves a warm glow. Lovely post! Thank you!

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  22. What an interesting comparison of the leaf to a map! I don't know if I would have seen that without the gentle nudge you provided to get my imagination going this morning. I guess it's time for another cup of coffee. ;) Yes, the longest darkest night of winter has passed and each new dawn the day grows longer. I'm ready for spring's arrival and for the cold to move away again. Thanks for sharing and please feel free to link up with me for not-so Wordless Wednesday, my friend!

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  23. The second leaf pic does really look like a ridge of mountains, with lake and fields. And the actual Venetian map is superb, I enjoy old maps and this one is very special, with lots of frilly edges, makes the continents look very organic, even flower-like, art copying nature?
    M xx

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