Leaf skeletons


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!





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