Ragged February Flowers

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FebruaryFlowers5After a bit of warmer weather a few days ago, I noticed some of the tiny seed heads from last year had managed to make their way up through the snow for some air. I think it will be a while before any more of them show their ragged little heads; we are back to winter and that snow is still thick over the earth. I like seeing how they change over the seasons so I took a few photographs this morning as we shivered together in the wind. Happily, they are still filled with little seeds of hope.

© Karen McRae, 2014

74 thoughts on “Ragged February Flowers

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  1. Exquisitely beautiful Karen. It was a lovely warm sunny day here today. The birds were very excitable flitting about in the trees and hedges. Spring is definitely stirring here as it will for you soon of course.. 🙂

    1. It is sunny here too, Adrian, just not warm! I’m glad to hear you are getting a bit of spring after such a difficult winter. I imagine the birds here would like to see the ground too. : )
      Thank you!

    1. I guess the snow protects them a little bit, like a winter blanket, if it’s not too heavy. These ones were tucked under a bush so they were covered with less snow. Thank you, Ashley.

  2. …Happily, they are still filled with little seeds of hope…
    The perfect wording for your wonderful shots, Karen. I really admire your skill to produce this very special “draw and shoot ethereal look”. It’s not only a matter of getting a tiny bit in focus … Excellent work.
    Love, Dina

  3. Beautiful flowers described very creatively. I hadn’t realized it is winter in other parts of the world. You gave me a grasp of what is happening in another part of this vast universe.

  4. Days have passed … I do hope the elusiveness of Spring is within reach ….
    Future hopes in these little insubstantial seed heads you captured so beautifully Karen .

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