The Zen of the Fly

While traipsing about my backyard, I came across this little fly sitting all alone at the very tip of a pointy green leaf. I snapped a couple of photos of him and his bulbous eyes and then moved on without much thought.

Last week, however, I was trolling through my photos and I found this one. It is not a great photo. My subject, the fly on the leaf, is not in excellent focus. But the more I looked at it, the more I liked it. Maybe it is the overall greenness of the picture, and the way the leaf fades into the blur of the background. Or maybe it is the way that fly is perched on the tip of that leaf. I even applied some anthropomorphic magic to the fly, and imagined him there, perched on that delicate edge, watching the world go by, just relaxed and taking it all in. Kind of like I would do if I had a nice "see for miles and miles" type view.

Anyway, I liked it enough to make it the background picture on my work PC's desktop. It helps me relax at work. Your mileage may vary.

Fly on Leaf

1 comment:

Sharm said...

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