One day, about a month ago, I took a walk along the paths which follow the creek in Bowmanville. On the way back, I crossed the paved walkway to take a lesser-known footpath which cuts through a wooded area.
This tree stump sits close to where this trail begins. The colourful vegetation growing from the upper portion of its surface caught my eye. I decided to take a closer look.
The late afternoon sunlight was streaming across it from behind, creating a sort of back-lit effect. I was glad I had the macro lens with me.
With the warmth of the sunlight behind it, this seemingly tiny piece of plant life appeared larger than life to my camera.
Individual shoots of crimson, emerald and gold rise upwards to find the sun.
Beneath the surface of the swaying stems, more life is forming, growing and evolving.
I sat there for about a half hour, snapping image after image in this vibrant, neon world. I'm looking forward to seeing how it's looking one month later. I might just never leave that beautiful old tree stump next time.
Thanks for indulging me. I'll have more photos in a few days.