Sunday, February 6, 2011

winter's bloom


Nature's canvas is so subdued in the wintertime.  But while its muted colors are not as dynamic as the bright hues of spring, you can still find beauty in winter's bloom.

Rejardin's image below does just that.  The lonely flower bud looks well past its prime, but it still reaches out to offer passersby a little taste of snow.  I love how this photo captures this soft and delicate moment.

My image above was taken in the wonderful English garden on the grounds of my apartment building. We've had almost 60 inches of snow in New York City this season and these hardy flowers reaching up from underneath the thick white blanket are few and far between.  Such remnants of warmer days have a certain beauty of their own, and remind me that spring is just around the corner.

~christy of urban muser

Snow cup
snow cup by rejardin
{textures by kim klassen}

12 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Pretty as can be! My goal today was to take colorful winter pictures and it went so well : ) I could find it everywhere when I started looking intently! : )

justine said...

these shots are wonderful, I love the textures on them.

Patty said...

These are just wonderful...I love how subtle the textures are.

Becky Sue said...

Thank you so much for featuring my photo! I love your sedum photo, the composition and texture. My sedum is currently buried under 3 feet of snow.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

These are perfection. xo tam

Kirstin said...

Such beautiful plants and such delicate and wonderful textures.

blue elephant photography said...

these are so pretty and i love the use of textures!

Anna said...

Love the austerity of these winter "blooms". Great use of textures.

Kat Sloma said...

Yes, spring will come again! Beautifully captured and textured images, to capture this sentiment.

maureen said...

I love both images so much.
The texture work is perfect with them.

Oliag said...

Textures go so well with winter scenes like these...Beautiful!

Deanna said...

Love these, great work!!

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