My photo-buddy, Rob, and I walked in the woods today. Leaves are down and no snow so walking is easy and free. Fascinating to see how when other pieces of a scene are removed, what is left becomes so engaging to me. Today it was the matt of newly fallen leaves, mostly American Beech, and the fronds of at least three kinds of ferns against the leaves. The simplicity was stunning. Looking closer, however, it wasn’t simple at all. The whole composition was just perfect, a work of art, the many colors of tan and green of the ferns, the contrasting shapes. How often do I walk by these sorts of “simple” scenes either because “I’ve seen them before” or I am just not looking?!