Lone Leaf - This evening I was talking to my therapist about writing and blogging and he encouraged me to do so.  He mentioned that I could write about my photographs.  So I chose to begin Inner I with this picture, which I took a few years ago at the Portland Japanese Gardens.  It has been posted on my Flickr account but has received few views.  I think it's a shame because it's one of my personal favorites; the muted color, the lone beautiful leaf on a bare wall.  To me, this picture speaks of singular beauty, loneliness and endings.  I showed this picture to a coworker and she didn't get it.  She asked, "Why would you take a picture of something like that?" which made me sad.  But it remains one of my favorite pictures that I've taken.