Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Back of My Hand
Now the two birch leaves pictured above are another story. Early one morning as I was leaving the house, I was startled by the beauty of the heavily frosted leaves on the front lawn. Then I noticed these two and pondered why on one leaf the frost was concentrated on the veins while on the other the frost accumulated between the veins. I stared at these two leaves for quite a while, in fact longer than I ever stared at the back of my hand. So, the next time you let slip "I know this _______ like the back of my hand, realize that you might not know it all that well! Do I recommend getting to know your hand better? No. But I highly recommend spending more time looking closely at nature's details.