this beauty all but popped open before my eyes on one of the early warm sunny days of spring. the bug was just a bonus, maybe ;-) . i waited for him to crawl to where i liked then grabbed this shot quick. the big leaf maple is a beautiful tree and one of the most common maples here where i live, bellingham, wa, usa. as creation renews eaqch spring it also renews our hearts and souls i think

featured in BUBBLING BUBBLERS april 13, 2011


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • my privilege as always

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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Wonderful viewing filled with positive energy!!…Tony

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  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wow Stunning …

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    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago


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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    superb work!

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

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  • fezoj64
    fezoj64over 3 years ago

    What a fantastic shot, splendid great. ..Jozef

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    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

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  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

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