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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Beauty in Decline – Part 2

Purple Brussel Sprouts on Christmas Eve

Purple Brussel Sprouts on Christmas Eve

More beautiful things in our garden in early winter. It’s hard to tell that this impressive plant is almost 6 feet tall, but you can see that it’s top-heavy! The colors just kept getting more vibrant as the light of the season got lower.

Dramatic colors - purple brussel sprout in decline

Dramatic colors – purple brussel sprout in decline

Beauty in Decline – Part 1

Found and Fascinating

Found and Fascinating

I was reading a photography tips book, and the author suggested that the place to find great flowers to photograph was at the flower market – where all the subjects were young, dewy, and fresh (I’m greatly paraphrasing.) It struck me that there is lots of other beauty around, and since its winter, much plant life is ‘in decline’. I found wonderful things in my garden, in decline and beautiful.

This completely whole piece of lichen, or fungus (?) – I’m not a botanist – had landed on the lawn. Apparently just itself. I picked it up and laid it on another surface, and looked closely. Little bugs started crawling out of it and walking away.

This “object” reminds me of the ocean, but it’s all terrestrial.

Points and tubes

Points and tubes

Somebodies love this - lots of living things all over

Somebodies love this – lots of living things all over