I’m sure I’m not alone in this kind of thought, but there’s something incredibly interesting about the natural colors of fallen leaves. Especially when it contrasts against other natural colors like the lush and full green of some grass. So during one of my daily walks, I decided to keep my eyes scanning the ground looking for some nice leaves in an interesting position and contrast. And I couldn’t have been happier to come across this particular scene. I enjoyed how the leaves were spread out around the base of the tree trunk as it peppered the green grass of this lawn. So with my phone in hand I stopped and took this shot.
On another note, as much as I enjoy some lush green grass, I kind of wonder about the watering habits of various areas around my neighborhood. We’ve had some rain recently which I’m sure helps tremendously with watering these lawns and various plants around town, but even before the rain, I’ve noticed that a lot of properties are still wasting a ton of water. California is in a severe drought so it boggles my mind that places would water lawns at 1 in the afternoon with the sun at its peak in the sky. Or folks turning on the hose to wash the solid ground in front of their doors or rinsing away the sidewalk. I suppose this post has the potential to go into a full blown rant about how many people are being so wasteful despite all of the factual information out there warning us Californians of the drought and the need for proper water usage. But I won’t rant, rather perhaps I’ll have conversations with my neighbors about not wasting water. At the very least perhaps I can convince some folks to at least water their lawns at more proper times, and to use a broom and sweep the ground rather than rinsing it with gallons of water. But we’ll see. A lot of people get defensive and stubborn about this kind of thing, so I’ll see if a friendly approach helps start some adult conversation.