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Dormant Beauty

January 28, 2013

IMG_4778Plant 1Plant 5IMG_4760IMG_4768Gardens often tend to look drab and uninspiring this time of year… at least, that’s what I used to think.  A few years back I discovered a book called Seedheads in the Garden that really changed my perspective of the fall/winter landscape.

The book explores the beauty of a plant after its prime has passed, leaving only a shell of itself.  What remains are shapes and forms that can be quite dramatic, with occasionally fantastic textures.  Even the seemingly monochromatic colors vary if you look close enough.  Nowadays, when H and I are walking the trails, I stop much more frequently to study what I’ve been missing.

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  1. January 28, 2013 9:46 pm

    Everything looks different through the lens of a camera or the eyes of a photographer, doesn’t it? I loved these. Especially the second one:-)

    • January 29, 2013 7:43 am

      Thanks so much! Those were the remains of pitcher plants discovered during a visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

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