My teacher Dr. Diamond, a truly remarkable photographer, tells me, "it is the little things in life that matter, the little things like a blade of grass." This never became so apparent when one afternoon I went photographing. I was driving around not knowing where I should photograph, and feeling rather directionless, when I decided just to pull over at a gravel trail winding it's way to a small pond near the historic village of Brewster.
And hilariously, I end up photographing this little, curled up leaf, almost dried out, on the ground instead of the landscape around me! I thought, "Melissa, this is a lesson that you need to learn: you do not need to search for the impressive landscapes, it is the little things like this little leaf, that you just have to realize are always there, that are truly beautiful!"
I loved that little leaf, so much, it came home with me!