20 Presentations (in one block) of the Same Leaf


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I have wondered.  How may I respond in variation to Jean’s grand accumulation, shown just below, of a year’s recording on one section of the Yakima River Canyon?   This leaf, lovely in color and form, I found near the intersection of 44th Street and Eastern Avenue on Dec. 13, 2008.   With little thought, I photographed it centered on twenty settings found between where I lifted the leaf from the gutter and where I live.   The naturalists among you – and there are several in Jean’s family – may be able to identify many of these settings by type(s).  You may also determine a fondness for one setting over the others, but why would you?

The show went on!

For several dozen hearty souls who made their way to the 4th Floor Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, UP THE DOWN CHIMNEY went forward as planned!

A special thanks to Stu Dempster, who brung the trombone and supplied us with his usual joy and genius.

Here’s a photo taken from above by our sound/light mastermind David Verkade (that’s Paul pontificating in his now-famous Santa suit):

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And before the show, I cracked the windows looking west and, a bit later, east across Wallingford.