8/6/2016 When I saw this small branch on the ground decaying I already knew i had to photograph it for several reasons. It has great range of color, wonderful texture especially with the few pin holes in the leaves. The shape and symmetry to it caught my eye as well, but most of all the reminder that without a doubt one day we will all cease to exist and begin our own decay. So it goes. I wasn't set on someone holding it out for me to photograph it but compelled to have my oldest child hold it for me because she is my continuation in this world. So for me this is past and present and future. Hopefully some of that message, or your own comes to mind when you see this image.