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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today's Flowers: Imaginary Flowers of Winter

No flowers from earth for me to shoot after the cold blast of winter but there are lots of imaginary ones. Jack Frost painted starflowers on my windshield.

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I think the frozen lake looks like a field of tiny white wildflowers at certain spots.

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The Christmas balls in the tree appear to be sticking around to provide colorful flowers for cold January days.

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The dried fruit of the sweet gum tree below are more winter flowers. At least they are in my imagination which can turn fruit, frost, and frozen flights of fancy into flowers.

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The tiny buds on a bush below may be the closest to flowers in reality but I'll be surprised if they can actually survive for the remaining months of winter.

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17 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

I love your idea of imaginary flowers. Clever, Carver!

The frost stars are delightful.

Oh I wish sweet gum trees grew in my part of Ontario. (I think they do in the most southerly parts of my province.)

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver!
That second shot is breathtaking, you did a perfect work with this shot!
I agree with Stine, those frost stars are magnificent!
Beautiful and sensitive post!
Léia

Grace Olsson said...

Dear carver

the first one i s imply wonderful,
Congrats
graceolsson.com/blog

Carletta said...

What a clever post Carver!
I love the shot of your windshield - so lovely!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

The first shot is great. Way to keep the season going.

Regina said...

Very good idea.
All are beautiful!

Leora said...

Your windshield stars are wonderful! I am enjoying your seed balls also - is that from a sycamore? I think I have the same buds in the front of my house.

chubskulit said...

Great photos!

Stolen shots from the store. Have a b blessed Sunday.

storyteller said...

What a creative way to share today ... love them all ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

Those leaves are like stars. I didn't know those balls were from sweet gum trees. Now I know! Great post.

Arija said...

Isn't the last shot Peris japonica? You may be surprised how tough a little customer it is!
Love the star daisies ice dancing.

VALKYRIEN said...

I love this post! What a clever interpretation of the frozen lake and windshild! Beautiful shots!

Titania said...

There is plenty to admire in the wintry garden; The Christmas balls look pretty on the bare branches.

Mar said...

Lovely imaginary flowers, Carver, and wonderful shots as always!!

mommanator said...

What a wonderfl post! imagining-we should all do more!

Ayie said...

so pretty! i like those white flowers!

Nicole said...

What an awesome idea.
I love those ice flowers :D
You really make me wish for the cold right now.
It's humid and a tad nasty here today.
:)