Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Delicate


After raining all night, there's not a lick of snow left on the ground this morning. I have a feeling this is going to be a memorable winter, for all the wrong reasons.

As  I completed a yard inspection on a much colder day, a mere two days ago, I gazed upon the lilac bushes with my brain agape in awe and wonderment.

How, I asked, how do these tiny little buds survive the harshest of temperatures only to release a beauty beyond words a few months later?

Sort of pushes one to redefine the word delicate, don't you think?


~Be well friends~


Edited using KK Walnut Ink and Aurora



Joining: Texture Tuesday; Communal Global; Sweet Shot Tuesday; Sweet Violet Photo Link Up; The Creative Exchange

28 comments:

I'm Veronica said...

I love how you captured the light!

Becky said...

Beautiful Picture!

nancyjean said...

we are having the same kind of winter here. i love how you have captured the buds. your photo is just beautiful.

Susan said...

What an amazing capture.

Hope your day is blessed♥

photo by ansku said...

Beautiful! I love the coloring!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I have a lilac bush and plant to put in a second one. I love following them from budding all the way through their beautiful blossoms. I have so many photos similar to this one because I just love to watch them develop.

Nice texture!

Tonya said...

Beautiful shot!

Life with Kaishon said...

This is so pretty andrea! Absolutely lovely! Hope your winter remains JUST as beautiful as this : )

Lynne said...

I am with you . . . this will be a memorable winter . . . not for reasons we had hoped for. Our snow is almost gone as well, lwhat with the recent warm temps/rain.

Weird happening here in the past few days . . . We were enjoying these majestically beautiful snowfalls of 6, 5, 4 inches at a time.
This Saturday evening, in approximately five hours of time we received 14-15 inches of snow . . . the weirdness is, the "we" is just a few houses/blocks from me . . .
AMAZING . . .
The skies opened, let go of some white
moved on down the street and held on tight . . .

(really didn't plan on the rhyme . . . smiling)

Seeing Each Day said...

Couldn't agree with your thoughts more- getting to witness winters of the more harsher variety through blogs such as yours of late, I think of that often.

Tammy said...

Very pretty picture!

Michelle Renee said...

Pretty!

Faith said...

BEAUTIFUL shot! Thank you for linking up :)

Liz said...

What a beautiful shot!!
I am often in awe of how plants survive extremes too. We don't have snow in our sub-tropical climate but we have floods & fires and still nature & beauty survives.

TexWisGirl said...

the seasons are a mess.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Beautiful

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

Good thoughts, good picture! I love the texture that you used with it.

tinajo said...

Beautiful pic and great use of texture! :-)

Deb said...

Beauty full photo!

Tamar SB said...

We're the opposite. W woke up to snow this morning, finally! And I agree this is a memorable picture for the wrong reasons!

Jaymi said...

so simple and beautiful, I love your edit!

Saun said...

Nicely done ....

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your photo is really lovely. It's delicate and strong...all at the same time. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

lisa said...

How they survive is indeed a mystery, and truly somewhat of a miracle I think. This is a really beautiful image Andrea, and I thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

geetlee said...

this image has just the right amount of sharpness and texture. Lovely!

Pat said...

Lovely shot!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

That is just gorgeous! We are having a warmer than usual winter also! We have over a 1,000 Iris planted at the side of the house, and they are coming up!
Oy.
LYLAS!
xo, misha

Jess at Tiny Leaf said...

So pretty. Saw things that reminded me of this feeling, but without camera at hand.I'm sure my attempt wouldn't compare! I love the contrast you can find in nature. And, seriously, that light!