October is the time of year where I wander around the city and find myself picking up fallen maple leaves.
A Cuban gardener told us that he had carved a maple leaf out of wood and painted it red. His biggest ambition was to go to Canada to see a place where the leaves turned red. So Miguel, I’ve scanned a bunch of red maple leaves for you!
Sometimes they look like dancing flames.
The top one is an almost classic ‘Canadian’ maple leaf.
Dark mahogany leaves.
A leaf that looks like it’s been spattered with paint, and another with too many lobes and green veins running through the dark red colour.
I’m never sure what to do with them after I’ve scanned them and eventually they end up in the compost. Such a sad ending for such beautiful things!