Leaves on Snow | East Wenatchee, WA | 2014
As living sculptures, leaves are strong evidence of beauty in function. They’ve evolved into thousands of shapes and sizes. Their process for converting sunlight into useable energy — photosynthesis — could be considered a miracle. And humans use leaves for food, medicine, clothing and shelter. All amazing, right? So why is a simple, random pattern of wind-blown leaves spread across a snowbank so mesmerizing?