A rookie hunter might follow these tracks expecting to find a freight train; but a seasoned tracker would notice that they are Pennsylvania broad gauge, and therefore must lead to a trolley eventually.
The line between artistic minimalism and dullness is thin and permeable. Which one does this picture represent? You get to decide! Old Pa Pitt intends the single dry leaf as symbolism, and you also get to decide what it symbolizes.
Above: Snow on seedheads of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).
Below: Snow on seedheads of Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum).