Sometimes we look all around, searching desperately for a subject. And sometimes all we need to do, particularly at this time of year in Ohio, is just look underfoot. And so it was that I noticed this gathering of leaves and snapped a photo (in this age of digital cameras, do we still "snap" photos?) The photo itself, given the proper composition, exposure, etc., can be the art, but my interest goes beyond that. I'm hoping that the photo will later inspire a painting. This one, for example, has potential with its interesting assortment of shapes and colors, its texture. It could become a painting, precise in every detail, or it could be an abstract. In any event, I'm glad I looked underfoot, liked what I saw, and preserved it with this photo.