Posts Tagged ‘Clematis’

Happy Holidays to All!

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

I am beginning to relax now, as gifts and cards are wrapped and addressed and on their way.  I would like to share some of the cards I have sent over the past few years.

This magic moment occurred early one morning when we woke up to a fresh snowfall.  In my robe, I ran for my 6×7 film camera and shuffled out to the patio to take this photograph before the snow melted or blew away.  Within a half hour, this beautiful scene had become ordinary.

During the next couple of years,  I was busy building a portfolio of color botanicals and used images that seemed seasonal in color and feeling, although shot during the summer.

This red poppy was a particular hit.

And this clematis looked to me like it could decorate a Christmas tree.

This year I had a lucky break.   After a blizzard last December, I took a walk and photographed this snowy scene (and blogged about it).  I could relax all year knowing that I had this wonderful image in my library.

With these images I wish you all a Joyous Holiday and a Happy and a Healthy New Year!

Beauty on a damp, drizzly day….

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Everything is damp today.  The air is wet even when the drizzle stops for a while.  But when I went outside to tinker with my herb garden and cut some flowers, the garden looked beautiful.  Everything is lush.  With an overcast sky, all the colors are at their most intense.  Here is what I found:

Spiderwebs in high relief,

water droplets sitting on lotus pods,

and brilliantly colored clematis.

This clematis is called Huvi and it is hardy to zone 2!  Ours is in a container with a trellis.