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On May 3, 2019, I took a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see what was new in the spring. Although I forgot to bring my camera, I was armed with my BlackBerry Classic. One of my favorite locations at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is its Rock Garden. In the map on the link, you will see that the rock garden has a man-made waterfall leading into a small pond. At one spot in the water – I do not remember whether it was above the waterfall or below – I saw a small brown leaf floating in the water. I used my BlackBerry Classic to take the following photo at 12:30:48 PM:

A photo of a dry brown leaf floating in the water of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's rock garden - taken by Nicholas A. Ferrell on May 3, 2021.
Edited for publication by Victor V. Gurbo.

Other than being completely dry and showing some signs of mold, the brown leaf looked quite dignified as it floated atop the crystal-clear water. It certainly looked better than the mostly submerged brown leaf above it and to the right. I rather liked the picture, and still use it as the home screen background on my BlackBerry Classic, as I showed last summer.

I went to the Botanic Garden that day to see what was springing in spring. While I did come away with plenty of spring photos – some of which I may share in the future – the photo that ended up being my phone background was of a dry brown flower.

An autumnal spring photo. Go figure.