I found these perfectly preserved leaf skeletons on a visit to Cornwall last Autumn. I was picking up these huge Magnolia leaves – more than 10 inches long ( that’s many centimetres if you prefer metric), together with rhododendron and sweet chestnut leaves too.
The leaf skeletons must have been from the previous year, just slightly buried and still intact.
I love the detail within each leaf – nature is sooo cool!
Silvery undersides of Sweet Chestnut leaves. Very structural!
Fine detail within the Magnolia leaves – clever old nature!