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On Top of the World
Autumn Flare at Duke Farms
The tree and the cheetah
Cyclists in the city at fall
Girl in Front of Barn Door
Golden fog
Quincy's Eyes
Heron Wading in Pond
BORO KACHARI TRIBEL DANCE
Good morning self
The Road to Ilulissat
Brachygrottis 0500B
Deadly streets
The Deli Grocery
Lifestyle
Milkyway
Reef Bay Trail Petroglyphs
Winston in focus
Portrait of Hugh Chipperfield
Civil War Cannon on Lookout Mountain in the morning.
A young giant
Coco - graffiti art
1949 Packard Super Eight
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Brachygrottis 0500B

Elegant Life of the Brachyglottis Brachyglottis is an evergreen bush native to New Zealand. It reaches about fifteen feet in height, with leaves that grow seven-to-ten inches wide over a five-month period. Then the leaves fall to the ground. People walk over these leaves, unaware of what lies beneath their feet. But bugs living on the ground love the fallen Brachyglottis leaves with their soft texture and rich nutrition. They eat the soft tissue of the leaf’s surface, leaving the tough veins to remain as a delicate memorial to the artistry and resilience of life as they slowly dissolve into the ground. When I found the partially eaten leaves, I was fascinated by the unique, ephemeral shapes left by the bugs after their meal.

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