Thursday, March 14, 2013

Study in Gray


It seems to me that in March, right before spring, when everything is especially barren, nature invites contemplation. On my recent walk through our property in northwest Indiana, I had to move in closely, really bend down, and spend some time in a spot to see the beauty amidst the muted colors, such as the terrific mosaic of this fungus growing on a tree stump.



"Hello?" I wanted to say, "whose castle is this?"
 
 
 
Birch bark - another study in texture
 
 
 
Grasses by the pond and trees in the pond
 
 
 
There is a certain beachy happiness to be found in the pond.
 
 
 
Three stars under water
 
 
 
I am in the pond, too.
 
 
 
We had wind that day, and I am proud that my photography skills have advanced far enough for me to have captured the spinning of the windmill.
 
 
 
Looking closer, you can see the buds on the red maple.
 
 
 
And here, a definite sign of spring - the pussy willow.
 

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  1. Great photos, Annette. You have a good eye. Hopefully you'll have more blossoming subjects soon.

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    1. Jennifer - thanks. I'm looking forward to some blossoms, too.

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  2. Ja, schoene Fotos. Mir gefaellt dieses farbige Schwarzweiß. Hoffen wir trotzdem, dass der Fruehling uns bald zeigt, was farbig auch bedeuten kann. Sattheit, Froehlichkeit, Leben.

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    1. Barbara - "farbiges Schwarzweiss" - herrliche Wortkombination!

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  3. As the winter grayness lingers, thank you for this reminder that each season has its own beauty.

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    1. Lee - thanks, yes, it was kind of fun to go hunting for it.

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  4. Annette, you are good with your camera. I enjoyed seeing the results from your recent walk.

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    1. Barbara - thanks. It's through all the encouragement of my blog readers that I've explored photography more.

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  5. I'm so jealous. I need to make more purposeful time to get out with my camera and practice looking. I love to do it when I travel or hike or whatnot. However, I don't do it much just in my neighborhood.

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    1. Julie - nice to have you stop by again. I've been missing you. Yes, it's a good thing to once in a while go on a photoshoot in your own neighborhood.

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  6. Beautiful shots, Annette. Spring is coming...

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    1. It definitely is, William. Still all gray here, but getting warmer!

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