Photo: The loveliness of little things

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For the reader photo of the day we usually select a single image, and those that are framed in a horizontal orientation work best in the TreeHugger gallery. But when I came across these two vertical shots by Denise Michelle, side by side, I couldn't resist considering them together. Both are so exquisite alone – the rich tones whisper so many secrets – but they also compliment each other beautifully when placed together, which I wanted to do to best showcase them here. Aren't they pretty? And what a potent reminder of all the beauty hidden away in the planet's little nooks.

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