What a day it turned out to be. I had no real ideas when I headed out today to take some pictures — it had started snowing lightly late in the morning and I thought maybe I’d try to get some shots of the snow swirling. It stopped quickly so I just started wandering around the lawn, taking pictures of the melting slabs of ice and the gardens. I noticed some mini streams running through the yard and I began to follow them, taking pictures along the way.
A present from one of our neighbors' many dogs.
The Norway maple
I just love how the grass looks under the ice.
More embedded objects -- I thought the leaf looked particularly interesting
Day lily foliage
Sedum against one of the lovely rocks lining the garden.
Water droplets on coral bell
This is a strip of bark from one of the pines
The day lily foliage is plentiful
I know I took a billion water droplet pictures yesterday, but...who cares. And I'm always kind of struck by the day lily foliage and how nice and graceful it looks swept over the contours of the garden. I think it looks a lot more interesting than it does when the plant is in full bloom, in truth.
Coral bell leaves between the spokes of a wagon wheel
The steps leading down to the ravine have flooded!
Foam building at the bottom of the steps down to the ravine
This is a good place to leave this post -- looking out from the little stream spilling from the bottom of the garden steps out into the woods, where I spent a couple frigid hours taking pictures of all the changes that have taken place in the last few hours.
In bloggish news, I’m trying out a new theme with bigger widths so that I can post bigger versions of my pictures (although the pictures in this post are probably a little too big). We’ll see how it goes.