image from Garden by the sea
My Dad says that when I was little, taking me on walks was a rather exasperating experience because I wanted to pick up and examine every little thing I saw. Every colorful pebble or dirty button on the ground was a precious treasure I wanted to keep. It made for very slow going.
Having done some babysitting of my own, I now know exactly what he means. "It's a leaf, ok? Just another leaf. I don't know why it's a leaf, okay? Can we go now?"
Lupen's beautiful photographs of items she's collected on hikes reminds me of the little items I used to bring home. She's arranged and photographed them so nicely that they really do look like tiny treasures.