This photo begins a series of photographs taken on a recent trip to the Garden of the Gods in southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest. The area has such a unique and diverse topography. from rolling hills and placid lakes to fast flowing rivers and steep cliffs. Every time I go there, I find some new and spectacular place I never saw before.
This photo is of a leaf I saw floating in a small puddle in one of the unusual rounded rock formations. I really never have been able to explain it, but there was just something about it that struck me as interesting.