February 6, 2012

Colors of Winter

Here in the South, winter does not have the same palette of colors as I remember from the North. Rather than a thousand shades of gray and white, sprinkled with browns, blacks and the occasional pop of color, we have a wide variety of colors down here. 

All the green is a particularly surprising change from what I grew up with- not a bad thing, but very different.

And this time of year, I'm sure there are this many acorns on the ground back home... but they are normally covered under a layer of snow and ice. I do enjoy getting to peek at these little seeds!

I have a faithful pumpkin companion who has hung around since Thanksgiving, and her lovely colors are also part of my winter. This one is a fairytale pumpkin, so there is a lovely purple/blue/white sheen to the orange.\

And, since there isn't any snow to keep them down, the weeds grow quite robustly here. It rained a lot recently, so I pulled out the weeding gloves and ripped a trash can full out of the Earth. Before I did that, though, I couldn't resist getting a macro of this water perched on a thistle leaf.

and then, she {snapped}

beautiful musings on monday


Bridget said...

Lovely shots! I am the opposite of you - I grew up in the Caribbean where everything was very green for winter, now I'm in Canada where there are a thousand shades of grey!

Ellie said...

I love that raindrop just nestled nicely in there. Beautiful shot.

Kala said...

I adore the color, detail, and selective focus in the last image.

Happy MM

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice compositions.

Regards and best wishes

Laura @ Hip Pressure Cooking said...

Followed a link from your hubby's blog... LOVE the acorn shot. It's my favorite so far - though I haven't had time to dig deep.

Keep up the great work and best of luck with your photography!!




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