We collected some dried leaves at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden a few weeks back and made leaves sketches. It was meant to be an activity that I would like to show Dot but instead I was amazed at how beautifully these simple leaves are made.

As I sketched on the paper with the leaves beneath, I noticed the intricate veins of the leaves on the paper. The veins that support the leaf and are filled with vessels that transport food, water, and minerals to the plant are such great design biologically and aesthetically.

It suddenly dawned upon me how beautifully and wonderfully they are made.


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