Over time, I have learned to frequently look up and see. On a hot day walking along Lake Galena, I looked up and saw the bright sun shining through these maple leaves. In the bright sun, the leaves looked pretty flat. At the time I took this image, I thought about adding a texture. So off I went looking for something interesting. I found an old cherry tree covered with a thin green fungus. The texture caught my eye. I combined the two to come up with the above image.
For reference, the texture image is below.