May 10, 2017

New Perspectives for Wednesday Vignettes

shagbark vignette
Carya ovata framed by Syringa vulgaris

Do you ever see a scene in a totally different way? The other day as I was washing dishes, I looked out the window and noticed the Lilac shrub in the distance framing the unfurling Shagbark Hickory foliage. The soft peachy bud scales were glowing in the low light and the magenta Lilac flowers created a complementary halo for the new Hickory leaves.

Springtime is full of magical scenes and new perspectives. Wednesday Vignettes are hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum.

37 comments:

  1. Oh, I love those moments, when something new is revealed out of the old - the perfect vignette moments! Beautiful shot, Beth!

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    1. Thank you, Anna. It's so interesting that you can live in or visit a place for years, and yet one day you look up and something is different. Or, you simply see it in a different way. We live on a beautiful, fragile planet.

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  2. one of the wonderful things about nature photography is the ability to see scenes as pictures. Great photo, Beth!

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    1. So true, Sue. Thank you. Blogging and photographing plants and nature has changed my perspective time after time.

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  3. Thank you Beth . . .
    appreciating the surprises and the magic . . .
    reminding me daily of how fortunate I am to witness it all . . .
    So happy I have met you . . .

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    1. Oh, I'm happy we are blogger friends, too. :) You are welcome, and thank you, Lynne, for all your inspiration. We are blessed in so many ways!

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  4. You are so right about those magical scenes. Such an exciting time of year.

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    1. Yes, it is a magical time, isn't it? Every day brings a new vignette. The plants combine and display in new ways...

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  5. great way to see things in a new light - never tire of seeing your garden Beth

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    1. Thank you, Laura. There is always something new to find and view in a garden, right? I now you are adept at life observations. :)

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  6. Yes, those are remarkable moments--thanks for sharing yours!

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    1. Indeed, Tina, remarkable. It's nice to have friends who understand. You are welcome, and thanks for sharing the magic moments from your garden, too.

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  7. You've just shown why every house needs a window over the kitchen sink! Gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it is great to be able to view the garden from the kitchen. Good views while working. ;-)

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  8. For magical moments we love spring. Beautifully grasped plant. Regards.

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    1. Yes, spring is full of magic and joy. Interestingly, the foliage on the tree is now fully unfurled. Time passes too fast.

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  9. Now that song Magic Moments is stuck in my head (Perry Como?).

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    1. Ha! Yes, it's sticking in my head, too.

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  10. All the time, especially in nature. That's one of the wonderful things about gardening - the more you look the more you see. There truly is never a dull moment.

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    1. "The more you look, the more you see." Well said. It's amazing how quickly the garden changes this time of year. Just a week later, as I look out the window the view is much different.

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  11. Beautiful photography, Beth. I love seeing things in a new light.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. It would be neat to capture views exactly as our eyes see them, right? Sometimes the scenes are unbelievable, and the camera can only go so far to capture them.

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  12. While there is beauty in all seasons in our gardens, spring brings with it a special magic, changing by the minute. Gardeners are some of the blessed few who have eyes to see and feel these exquisite moments, glimpses of paradise in the midst of a troubled and turbulent world.

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    1. So well said, Peter! Yes, the magic changes by the minute. The light and the art of nature shift and change year-round, but in the spring the transformation is even more dramatic. Truly "glimpses of paradise."

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Now the colors have shifted and the leaves have unfurled. Things change so fast this time of year!

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  14. I have horse chestnut seedlings coming up everywhere. Yesterday I took several to the first grade that I read to and began with Planting the Wild Garden by Kathryn Galbraith and finished up with examining the horse chestnuts - roots and shoots - with discussion about the difference in those things - age? quality of the soil? A fascinating afternoon.

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    1. That sounds like fun! The leaves unfurling on Horse Chestnuts, Buckeyes, and Hickories are among the most fascinating.

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  15. Yes, these wonderful contrasting pairings can come as a sudden surprise, especially in spring.

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    1. Sometimes I chuckle that I never noticed particular vignettes before. Other times I look forward to specific scenes from previous years. Gardens are fun.

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  16. lovely .... so much magic outside our windows.

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    1. Yes, it's a blessing to have beautiful scenes right outside the window. Thank you.

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  17. Little scenes like this is one of the reasons I love to take photos of the garden! Little details can be captured in a moment of time, then enjoyed and shared with others. Thank you!

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    1. Yes, so true, Deb. Sometimes the light, the colors, the plants, the wildlife ... everything aligns for an amazing scene. Thank you!

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  18. Oh yes that is so lovely because of the background! But that is only possible because you got a nice camera, DOF is shallow in the setting.

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    1. Yes, indeed. The DOF could be adjusted for a different view--great idea for a future post. ;-)

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  19. That’s a lovely photo with the soft pink hues as backdrop. There are always differnt ways to look at your garden aren’t there? I delight in walking around with a cup of tea, just taking it all in.

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