Stolen Moments with Sleeping Beauty: Wintry Gardens & Morning’s First Blush
Drips Frozen in Motion: Ice-Glazes the Branches of this Halesia tetraptera (Mountain Silverbell)
Setting aside my busy-work for an hour this morning, I found myself wandering along the garden’s ice-clad pathways; camera and steaming teacup in-hand. Â With pink sunlight illuminating glassy tree-tops, I couldn’t resist a peek at Sleeping Beauty —the garden deeply slumbering— in all of her blush-tinged, glistening glory…
Cornus kousa’s Spectacular Branches
Deceptively Beautiful Danger – With heavy, ice-laden branches crashing to the forest floor, I enjoy this stunning winter spectacle from safety of my woodland clearing…
Morning Sunlight on the Ice-Covered Hills…
Blushing Birch Bark (Betula populifolia x Whitespire â€˜Royal Frostâ€™)
Icy Globes: Frozen Viburnum bodnantense buds appear suspended in unfurling motion
Ice, as delicate as tissue paper, clings to stone in the morning light
These ruby-red branch-tips (Acer palmatum x dissectum ‘Seiryu’) are a pretty color-contrast to the lovely moss-clad stone
As if reaching from beneath the rock-walls, Winter’s icy fingers emerge from every nook and cranny in the garden
Lichen and Moss Warm Winter’s Stone in Fuzzy Green and Rust Tones
The Secret Garden Door Stands Open to Winter’s Gusts and Freezing Showers
And the Skeletal Blue-Green Dragon Catches Sunlight on Her Lacy, Red-Tipped Branches
I Wonder, While She Sleeps, Does the Garden Dream of Spring’s Sweetness?
Frozen Droplet (Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’)
Hole in the Golden Hops (Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’)
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4 Replies to “Stolen Moments with Sleeping Beauty: Wintry Gardens & Morning’s First Blush”
Beautiful images :)
Look closely at “Morning Sunlight on the Ice-Covered Hillsâ€¦” Do you see her – the tender maiden – eternally frozen face down, head buried in slumber; the curve of her shoulder, slim waist and sloping buttocks exposed to the cold light of the icy dawn?
@Maggie & @Paspirit – Thank you ;)
@Deb – Yes… I do see her there in the hills. Nice spot! xo M
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