11/12/2009

15 Minutes of Frosty Fame


Roadside weeds are just that ...shaggy, scrubby twigs, reeds, seeds and tangled tough stuff.    I pass them daily and sometimes in heat of summer they are overwhelming with their lush, passionate growth. They overcome the land that hosts them,  but in so doing, they become hosts themselves to birds, bugs,butterflies and all manner of creature that we don't encourage on our  tidy urban patches of manicured bland.   The humble weed field is more or less ignored, left alone to its own devices...visited occaisionally by birders and  bears.   But then, the day arrives when it is, indeed, the Weed's Day.

The day that nature turns her attention to the ditches, meadows and swamps. With a quick dip of her brush into the crystal container she instantly turns the bland to grand. Queen Anne's Lace becomes a delicate incredibly rare piece of art.

The lonely Robin's nest etches its longing for summer in the frosty fringes.

A simple branch becomes the essence of an entire season.


It is the Weed's Day....Magic minutes of frosty fine art, that melt our hearts just as the sun arrives to remind us that fame is always fleeting.
Treasure your moments.

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11 comments:

Erwin said...

That looks a cold and icy sky !!
Beautiful pictures of a frosty landscape !!
Happy skywatching !

J Bar said...

Great scenes.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

luna miranda said...

i never experienced this kind of winter. what a beauty! the Robin's nest is my favorite.

Dimple said...

These are lovely, they remind me of my own weed patches! But we haven't had that sort of frost, yet!

Marites said...

picture perfect!My fave is the robin's nest too. It looks lonely out there in the cold.

Lorac said...

Nice "crisp" shots!

Japa said...

Frosty indeed. Must be cold in your place now, early winter. Interesting photos.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Susan. I love your choice of words and the pictures throughout your blog. Frosty art is a scene I always look forward to.
In those immortal words "I'll be back"..regularly. Frank (aka FAB)

Neil Tasker said...

'The lonely Robin's nest etches its longing for summer in the frosty fringes.'
Lovely words, beautifully put together.
Your blog just gets better and better Susan.

Susan said...

Thank you all for the very kind comments!

Mary said...

The Robin's nest is sweet... Our Robins over-winter here and I wonder if they come back to the same nests?

Your frosty, foggy photos are the best.

Mary

my word verif: nestr