I find this shot fascinating because you can actually see the individual cells of the leaf in the part of the leaf that has turned brown. No microscope required. (Although you would need one to see the activity inside the cell, which is even more fascinating!)
Yesterday’s Post was on leaves and in looking through some of the challenges for this week combined with my photo library from the last two months, I have decided to spend the week on leaves. So here is the second in the leaf installment posted today for Irene’s Sunshine’s Macro Monday.
Here in the Bay Area of Northern California, June and July tend to be our foggiest months. The fog finally lifts in early August, and September and October are often our hottest months. There’s obviously variation in this, but it works as a general rule. But during this past August, the fog and gloom seemed like it would never lift. Finally, by mid August it was “Spring.” Thus I was able to capture this new bud of a Princess Flower on August 17th.