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Nature’s Fingerprint

January 19th, 2009

During the gardening season I took tons of photos because I knew in the dead of winter when everything was covered by a blanket of snow, I would enjoy looking through all my beautiful garden photos.
Since this is what I’m seeing out my window at the moment, I’ve been spending some time every day looking through all of my photos from the summer. I came across this gem the other day. The intricacy of nature is amazing, something I have noticed even more as I garden.
I noticed the pollen pattern on this zucchini blossom while I was pollinated one day. It’s like it has it’s own fingerprint. Amazing.
This is a little curly that the squash/pumpkins vines put out to grab onto stuff.
The center of an echinacea bloom, how vibrant!
An Asian Lilly loaded with pollen.
A double hollyhock blossom getting ready to burst into bloom

What intricacies do you notice in nature?

4 Comments to “Nature’s Fingerprint”
  1. Stephany on January 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I have a great set of pics I took of a bee in one of my roses this summer. I will post it on the blog.

    I think it is a great idea to look at these pictures to remind yourself that this (winter) too shall pass.
    I have been putting gardening pictures in my album at Freedom Gardens for just that reason.

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  2. deborah on January 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Gorgeous pics! and, yes, such lovely reminders of what was and what shall be again. i definitely need a better camera that can do amazing close-ups like these!

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  3. Allie on January 19, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    These are beautiful!

    I love your photos!

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  4. Mangochild on January 20, 2009 at 4:45 am

    The curly vine reminds me of the pictures I took of my plants each week during the growing season. Somehow the small radishes and spinach stuck in my mind, with the leaves in parallel for the small shoots as the green started to creep over the soil. Looking at them as they grew, I could still see the hints of the small shoots they once were in the shape and “strength” of the mature plants. Sort of like seeing the toddler/child in the face of a teen or young adult.

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