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Finding Hidden Splashes of Color

Winterberry Holly next to the patio

When I first went out for a walk around our property the other day, I honestly didn’t think that I would find anything to take a picture of. In fact, so many things were dead or dying, that I decided to do last week’s pictures of my weekly walk in sepia.

dying field daisies

But I was so wrong! In the gray light of a dull winter afternoon, I didn’t realize just how many beautiful splashes of color were hiding amongst the weeds and bushes. I just had to know where to look….I found surprises everywhere!

blackberry leaves
Wild Blackberry bushes along the driveway

Here are some day brighteners..just to remind us that spring will come again!
pine trees
Pine trees on the front pasture
 clover
Periwinkle by the sidewalk

irish moss
Irish Moss in the back pasture


 maple
Maple leaves on a little tree beside the driveway.

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Mystery bush…

And I couldn’t figure out what you call this ornamental bush…Do you know what it is?
You can see more spring flowers on our property here and here.

I’m linking with Cottage Flora Thursday’s Linky party. If you’d like to see more pretty things growing…even in winter..then be sure to drop by. :o)

Luke 12:27 "Consider how the lilies grow.
They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you,
not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.


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maria said...

Donna,

You have to become aware of everything that surrounds you...if you are not, then you miss out on the beauty that Our Lord has placed right on your doorstep! :)

Thank you for sharing your walk with me...Maria.

claudia b said...

Thank you for these gorgeous pics, Donna, it's been so warm around here, I am looking forward to our Spring flowers!

Donna said...

So true Maria! I'm such a type A that it isn't second nature for me to slow down. :O)

Claudia, I hope you share some photos when they start blooming!

xo
Donna

Gloria said...

Thanks for sharing the walk Donna. I love your property and it's beauty. I can hardly wait to see more pix of it. Take care.

Julia said...

We just have to open our eyes and really LOOK at the world!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful, and yes, spring will come.

classic • casual • home said...

Thank you so much for all the natural beauty.
Mary Ann

Deb said...

Ms. Donna, your photography skills are great!!! It seems any color in the winter-time just stands out against all the "dead"!!! Must be why the cardinals are so beautiful this time of year!!! :)

Between you, me and the Fencepost said...

My sister, Elizabeth and I were just lamenting the horrible winter weather. It has rained non stop for weeks. The sun came out yesterday and we took all the kids to the park in the late afternoon. The sunset was beautiful, the mountains in the distance were covered in snow and we basked in the fading winter sun. After all that dark, cloudy, rainy weather it is amazing how much we start to appreciate and notice the ( not always to obvious ) beauty that winter has to offer.

Shirley said...

Dear Donna,
I enjoyed my walk around your lovely home. So much beauty! I thank GOD every day for my eyesight! I'm now followig you as I cant wait to see more!
Have a wonderful day,
~Shirley

Terri said...

WOW! I didn't know you were such a great photographer! What don't you do??? Beautiful!!!

Lorraine said...

love looking at your photos Donna..those winter berries are a gorgeous colour. It is miserable overcast and trying to sleet today..hope we dont get snow again ..its been very cold again here today

Babbs said...

All gorgeous photos Donna!!! I especially love the Winterberries!!! There is beauty all around us isn't there?

Jill said...

Beautiful pictures Donna! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Maria said...

gorgeous pics! have a wonderful weekend!

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