2010-11-24 Last Man Standing

I had three options for today’s photograph. One of them failed when I got it onto the PC and realised I’d messed up the focus. The next was an interesting geometric pattern (which I could shoot any time) and this was the third.

I was tending towards the pattern when I noticed a single leaf, hanging onto this tree. The leaf is old and wizened, and can’t last for ever, but that’s not the point… it’s going to hang on as long as it can, it’s going to fight until the end.

That’s a spirit that you can’t help but admire.

So, this is a salute to everyone who keeps trying, keeps going. They are the people who shape the world – for better or worse!