Merriam Webster defines Skookum as

✔Marked by strength or power

✔Marked by excellent quality

Now coming to a simple question…

Which is stronger? A leaf or a bud/flower?

The answer is easy-peasy. Is it not so?

The bud is a delicate structure yet to develop whereas the flower is a lightweight structure.

There is no comparison between flowers and leaves in the matter of strength.

The leaf is definitely stronger than bud/flower. Am I right?

But in the image below you can notice how the buds pierce the leaf and bloom into a full-fledged flower.(shallow depth of field is due to result of using 100mm f/2.8 macro lens)

I am also surprised at the shape of the holes in the leaf. More or less they are round shaped!

How is it that they are circular?

I don’t know.

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other” Walter Elliot

What does this teach us?

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up”
 Thomas Edison

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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7 thoughts on “Skookum

    1. I am not sure whether caterpillar 🐛 did cause the circular holes or the buds themselves caused the holes in the leaf in the process of blooming.
      I felt it’s strange when I noticed, and preferred macro shot since the hole was too small to be seen properly.
      Thank you Amanda.

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