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Maria’s Winter Beauty

Enjoying the beauty of winter and planning for spring

Today’s photos come from Maria Crawford.

I live about 40 miles west of Chicago, and we have seen a variety of weather events in the new year. I grew up in this area and truly relish experiencing all four seasons, even winter. There is an austere beauty that comes from the extreme elements when they express themselves.

I think of this time as a time to rest and rejuvenate with ideas for the upcoming gardening season. Here are a few photos of what I have seen recently. The final photos are of some cuttings and new starts from some things I propagated this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Rebeccazone7 01/29/2021

    I soo miss the snow, so it's nice to at least see pictures. There's a quietness about it that's impossible to replicate. I'm dividing indoor plants like a lune, and am running out of window sills.

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    BDOwen 01/29/2021

    I enjoyed your artistic snow photos! After the riot of fall colors, winter's color scheme is quite a contrast but also beautiful, though more stark. Thank you for sharing these photos.

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    user-7007816 01/29/2021

    I enjoyed your photos. Taking a camera out always helps me see beauty that I would otherwise miss.

  4. PattyLouise 01/29/2021

    Beautiful photos! We are supposed to get snow this weekend & you have inspired me to suit up, get outside & take some pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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    treasuresmom 01/29/2021

    Love your snow pics. I am deep south so snow is a rarity & much enjoyed when we do have it.

  6. Carolyn3134 01/29/2021

    Wonderful and so artistic!!

  7. coastalgardener 01/29/2021

    You certainly managed to find the beauty in the starkness of winter. Great photos, but, personally, I still prefer spring and summer!

  8. BTucker9675 01/29/2021

    Love, love, love these photos - the delicate feathers in the snow - all so beautiful. And your photographer's assistant is a handsome gentleman!

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    SimpleSue 01/30/2021

    Oh I almost missed this post! Love love love the winter photos!
    Beautiful observations of winter captured with an artistic eye and a camera!
    What a darling dog portrait in the snow on the path in the arched branches!

  10. user-5117752 02/01/2021

    Ditto to all of the above! Simply marvelous photos, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to share with all of us!

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