...I wanted to show you the beauty of today's produce shopping. Aren't they gorgeous?
BTW, the 'leaf bowl' is my own recreation: kraft paper, Sobo glue, wire, paint sponged on in three colors, floral tape, a little copper bronze powder mixed in acrylic polyurethane and a finish coat of sprayed polyurethane.
The 'leaves' are hand-cut from tracings of real maple leaves I found in my neighborhood.
Because the smaller leaves are attached to flexible aluminum wire, the four 'branches' can be adjusted as I please, to sit on the table or on the pedestal stand, where this piece normally resides.
This is one-of-a-kind. I don't know if I would ever make another, as it took the better part of three weeks--lots of 'dry-time'.
By tomorrow, some of this fruit will no longer exist (I'll have eaten it!), so savour this photo while you may.