I admit the title is somewhat facetious. The green traffic cone sitting in a church’s entryway does look like a magician’s hat though.
What is however serious about this photograph is the way the small dot of day-glo green anchors the composition and turns the drab stone walls into a fine background for its blast of color.
It seems that on cloudy days this willow’s golden colors just POP! But maybe it’s just the happy holiday season that does it.
There are times, especially in a crowded city, when it become easier and easier to avoid really seeing our fellow human beings. Taking a lot of photographs as I do now, makes me realize more than ever just how lucky I am.
We all have times when we have to face our demons. They live in dark places and we hate to go there. But if we don’t face them.
The Common looks very pretty right now.