Sunday, December 16, 2018

Unexpected Backyard Beauty

When autumn color is gone, and the landscape is dressed in drab for the coming winter, these collages of ice, leaf, and reflection come as a surprise. They are the work of nature on a most humble canvas, revealed at the end of this post. If you want to expand each photo to have a closer look, click on it, then click the left arrow to return to the post. They feel good to gaze upon, and need no words.

Particularly mysterious are the horizontal streams of bubbles caught in the ice.

Do you see the face in this one?

This 35 gallon plastic tub that catches runoff from the roof is the humble canvas upon which these photographed images formed. Maybe the face in the previous photo is the water's memory of Leo, who sometimes takes a drink when the ice has thawed.

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