Flame & Fortune
A serendipitous gust of wind, a conveniently opened soft drink can and an autumnal orange leaf accidentally combine to create a work of trompe-l’oeil (“fool the eye”) beauty. To be sure, this isn’t exactly the fall leaf-burning we were thinking of but as an allegory for autumn it’ll do just fine! (image via ankakay)
Now here’s an image that’ll send shivers down the spines of dedicated vegans. Are plants and animals more similar than we like to think? Yes… and no. In this case, a “well-seasoned” leaf sporting blood-red veins owns the rain-slicked pavement like an aged Angus steak in an oil-slicked iron skillet. (image via Nick Vidal-Hall)
Will It Blend?
So much for those famous autumn colors – evidently this out-of-line and outlined maple leaf didn’t get the memo. Give it credit, though: even citified chameleons are challenged by some of humankind’s more artificial constructions, asphalt being one of them. (image via XoMEoX)
One of the lesser-known rules of the road advises against parking under a tree. Why? Well, birds roost in trees, squirrels shell nuts there, and injured branches drip sticky sap. One assumes the driver of the vehicle above figured “Hey, it’s autumn now, those summer hazards are history!” He or she may have guessed the season correctly but they chose their parking spot poorly. Hopefully their next choice won’t be a rake. (image via Chris Connelly)
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