Landscape- 14

Beachscapes

A pleasant morning scene- Aluthgama beach

Today I will showcase a few beachscapes, each with different atmosphere, at different times of the day.
Finding comfort and relaxation is ultimately where we all want to end up. Very few places are more fun and relaxing than the beach.
Next time when you visit a beach, take a few moments and notice how it feels to have the breeze against your skin. Take a deep breath and then exhale slowly; aah…instant relaxation!
A walk on the beach can be so soothing. The sound of the waves, fresh air, and endless sky make us happy and calm.
These pictures are of some quiet beaches of Sri Lanka; backyard beaches of hotels.

Forenoon…after a rain- Induruwa beach
A cloudy morning- Wattala beach
A quiet evening- Wattala beach

Patterns and Shapes in Nature- 9

Palmately lobed simple leaf

Tapioca leaf

Leaves are the best and often the easiest way to identify a plant. We can see two types of leaves around us; that is, Simple and Compound leaves.
No…no!! No botany lesson 😊 Just for info!
When the leaf blade is all in one piece, though it may be lobed, toothed etc, it is a simple leaf.
Look at these two leaves that are basically simple but highly lobed. These palmately lobed leaves have the lobes spreading radially from a point, like fingers on a hand.
Nature is so beautiful, isn’t it?
Beyond our words!!

Papaya leaf