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Frosted
Flying Frosted: A vine tendril clasping a few dry leaves, and it looks like an exotic flying machine.

We had a heavy fog overnight, so heavy still this morning that I couldn’t get any good photos. But once it cleared and the sun rose high enough I saw that frost had lightly coated everything, and with the angle of the sun all was outlined and sparkling with tiny white crystals. Of course, as […]

A Delicate Balance
A Delicate Balance

The dried pods of the Rose of Sharon look like hands reaching to catch the gentle snowfall, each flake silently landing on another, piling lightly, filling the space between to make a perfect cap, glowing with the warm light of sunrise. Some things are so beautiful they must simply be seen. . . . . […]

Ready
rose of sharon seeds

Dry amber pods have burst open in the cold of winter and fuzzy Rose of Sharon seeds curled like embryos sit waiting in their compartments for the wind to bear them off to start a new life. Here is what Rose of Sharon flowers look like in bloom and at other times of the year. […]

Morning Song
Purple Rose of Sharon

This purple Rose of Sharon sings her morning song, facing the sunrise. She has only one day to sing as the tightly-rolled buds spin open like an old-fashioned umbrella, then close at dusk, never to open again. It’s a little grainy for shooting at 800 ISO, trying to see how that works for a pile […]

Carefully Balanced
snow balanced on twig

We had a lovely snow squall last night, big fluffy flakes swirling all around for about an hour, and in the dark, later, all was frosted in powdered sugar. This morning, all the snow still carefully balanced on every branch and twig, no matter how narrow. Here, just a few big snow clusters fell at […]

A Delicate Balance, 2010
snow piled on rose of sharon pods

The dried pods of the Rose of Sharon look like hands reaching to catch the gentle snowfall, each flake silently landing on another, piling lightly, filling the space between to make a perfect cap, glowing with the warm light of sunrise. Some things are so beautiful they must simply be seen. Still one of my […]

My Lady’s Bonnet, 2011
rose of sharon flower

The white Rose of Sharon flowers always reminded me of an old-fashioned bonnet or frilly hat, here caught the morning after a rain with water droplets weighing down the petals.

Spent: 2011

A monochromatic display of seed pods from last year’s Rose of Sharon flowers stay sprung open like stiffly shaped stars, capturing the sun in an abstract pattern.

A Delicate Balance (2010)

I posted this on December 27 last year. It’s so beautiful I wanted to share it again, and here’s hoping we have some snow. The dried pods of the Rose of Sharon look like hands reaching to catch the gentle snowfall, each flake silently landing on another, piling lightly, filling the space between to make […]

My Lady’s Bonnet

The white Rose of Sharon flowers always reminded me of an old-fashioned bonnet or frilly hat, here caught the morning after a rain with water droplets weighing down the petals.