Sunday, 7 February 2016

Shades of Brown





Inspired by Laura's wintry browns on her blog ........  HERE  .

I decide to look around my garden,in hidden corners,under trees and bushes.
After three months of almost daily rain, at first glance the decaying vegetation appears
to be grey and soggy, but on closer inspection, an array of shades appear.







Life scars on birch bark.







Holly - Horse Chestnut - Elm - Sycamore - Oak.







Rhododendron.







Sycamore - Beech - Birch - Conifer







Blackbirds begin to sing at dusk.
We have some time to go......... but Spring is on it way!







First crocuses



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34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely collection of images. The birch bark looks like a artsy image. I like the pretty blackbird too.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Great collection you have there..so many too choose from!!...:_JP

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your macro photos are absolutely gorgeous! You inspired me to go out today and photograph with my lensbaby that has macro capabilities! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, too!

AlexaT said...

Beautiful collection of aspects and details! Nature is so captivating!!
wonderfully inspired...
Greetings in february!

Ariadne said...

Great nature photos!Thank you for sharing with us in Our Beautiful World. AriadnefromGreece!

Pondside said...

Lovely photos, all. I particularly like the dry and crumpled leaves and the one with the first crocuses. No matter how well we rake in November, there are still piles of dry leaves covering the emerging blooms. Time to get out with the rake again!

The Furry Gnome said...

Very nice group of pictures.

Carraol said...

Magnificent feast of images of nature! Thanks for visiting!

Stewart M said...

I really like the range of tones and textures in these shots.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Starr White said...

What beautiful photos! they almost look like tapestries with their lovely interwoven shades of browns and greys. The birch bark is my favorite....I'm absolutely fascinated with the many patterns and colors to be found on tree bark. So nice to find someone else who appreciates it as well :)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such wonderful photos! You have shown that fallen leaves and dry stems look gorgeous when skilfully captured. It's lovely to hear the blackbird singing, their song is heavenly. Pretty crocuses!
Have a lovely week ahead!

Jutta.K said...

Wonderful photos, the the color combinations are great.
I love this compilation !
Greetings from Germany
This is
my entry

Lisa Denise said...

I adore the pictures of your dogs.

Lisa x

riitta k said...

Just beautiful photos! They came right to me with that size, wonderful.

Donna said...

I love the shades of brown in winter!

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous macros around your garden and how delightful to see the first crocus even from my part of the world. Beautiful!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I see Spring has almost arrived your way! Fabulous photos! We are still covered with snow. The deer here enjoy eating dried leaves they find under pine trees--I guess winter is slim pickings for them.

carol l mckenna said...

All wonderful macro shots of nature's beauty even in the Winter ~ thanks ~

All I can see right now is White! Snowing and more snow ~ We made it through January and then February let loose with Snow!

Wishing you a Happy Week ^_^

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

When you see the crocuses pushing through, spring isn't far off. I get so excited when I see bits of green in my garden after the snow melts.

Rajesh said...

Shades of brown beautifully captured.

ladyfi said...

How very calming and lovely!

Tomoko said...

Hi,Ruby,
Beautiful brown carpet! It is jolly to walk around the brown leaves,looking for a small sign of spring!
Have a good day.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I like the first and last photos very much. I looks the spring is just around the corner in your neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful photos!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at OBW!!

NatureFootstep said...

your world is more beautiful then mine right now. So many shades of brown and similar colors. Amazing!

ruma said...

Hello.

Brilliant works.
Thank you for your visiting always.

I wish You all the best.
Greeting and hug.

From Japan, ruma ❃

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful browns
as well as details, texture, shapes
i enjoyed every image
thank you

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos! I love the birch bark and the crocuses.

September Violets said...

Love all the subtle colourings you have found in these bits of last year's garden. We do tend to overlook the spent plants at this time of year when our eyes want to focus only on new spring growth! (well, there maybe, here we have a few months to go for that!)
Wendy

stardust said...

How so beautiful the shades of brown! In winter, I prefer focus on details to focus on wider-views so that I can find attractive colors and patterns and small signs of spring like you. How is the weather now about one week after this posting? In my place, back then was like early spring but now in the middle of winter. I hope the early bloomed flowers survive in this turbulent weather change. Be happy and healthy, Ruby.

Yoko

Tom said...

such a wonderful collection of nature's textures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have made the browns beautiful Ruby -- but that last picture completely steals my heart. We never see crocus any more because early spring flowers (the typical ones like crocus, hyacinth, pussy willow, daffodiils...) don't grow here in Florida. Winters are too hot. That's the downside I guess of not having winter -- we also don't get early spring.

Anyway, thank you so much for showing the beautiful part of late winter/early spring. I enjoyed this post very much!!

Sciarada said...

It is a great inspiration and I really like the photos of the corners of your garden. A hug Ruby !

three sea horses said...

This has cheered me up Ruby! A lovely way of looking at the 'dead', 'grey' soggy garden, like changing the filters on my eyes! Thank you x

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