Universe in a Yard

Looking at the fallen leaves in my back yard and on the South Common this weekend, I noticed a visual correlation. Maybe I’ve been looking at too many pictures of the cosmos, but it occurred to me that the leaf-strewn ground, if turned downside up, could look a little like a view of deep space with countless stars packed together, their radiating light overlapping in colors tinted by the telescopic views.

Illustration by FourSeasons (web photo courtesey of featurepics.com)