Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pretty as a Picture Out There

It's my hope and habit to try to find something of beauty or interest every time I go out, no matter how dreary the weather.  Today I didn't even have to try.  I just looked out my window.


 Wonderful snow!  Tree-twig-sticky snow!  The kind of snow we sing about when we sing "Winter Wonderland!"  And it stayed in the trees and covered the shrubs all day long.

Other duties kept me out of the woods today, but a quick walk around the block yielded many wonders close to home.  In my own backyard, the Flowering Dogwood buds were bonneted with snow as high as Marge Simpson's hairdo.

The common weeds were transformed into things of beauty, like these gracefully arching stems of spent Motherwort.

I cheated a little and used my camera's flash to light up these Sycamore fruits, dangling like Christmas balls in little fur caps.


swamp4me said...

Very pretty!

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad you got such a nice snowfall; hope we get something similar soon.

threecollie said...

So pretty! I wonder if a Sycamore would grow up here? I just love them, but only seem to see them down along the river.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Thank you, dear readers. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

threecollie, it's true that we mostly see Sycamores along river banks. The one I photographed was in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, far from the river but close to springs that seep into the soil where the trees grow. Do you have any soggy spots on your farm?

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...


threecollie said...

We do have some pretty soggy areas, including one in a field near the house. Thanks