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# 126 / 365 . . This is another shot that I took last Saturday morning at Audra State Park in Buckhannon, WV. I know it’s the oh-so-popular and oh-so-cliche ‘looking up’ shot that seems to adorn the portfolio of most photographers. I wanted to capture this photo on the hike that Gary & I took for a couple of different reasons:

1.) The bare branches look like eerie strings of an intricate spiderweb. After telling all of you previously how lush and green and amazing West Virginia is, I have absolutely no idea why this small group of mature trees were completely bare at the top. Nonetheless, I love the look of this against the bluebird sky coupled with the white swirly clouds in the background.

2.) If you look in the upper-center portion of the frame, you’ll see the broad leaves of that particular tree. The vegetation in West Virginia is something I’ve not seen since I lived in Hawai'i. The leaves almost look like that of a broadleaf Aiea or an Acacia Koa plant local to Hawai'i. Obviously, it’s not either of those, but I did a double-take when I looked at these leaves protruding from the trail.

String garden, reused fruit basket
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