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.