holding on and letting go

while we were in france, i had a little indoor orange tree that didn’t get watered, and all the leaves curled up and fell off. when i finally got around to sweeping them up, the subtle variety of greens, and the delicateness of the curled edges made me take pause.  so i decide to put them in a bowl on the counter for closer further consideration someday.  today was that day.

and believe it or not, with a little pruning, and a lot of water, the tree is now in full recovery.

saint paul, minnesota

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same same, but different

a collection of shells i brought home from our favorite beach at sète.  all the same species, with variations in color and age. conch? murex? triton? little help?

sète, france

 

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reverse erosion

i picked up my camera to go look for today’s inspiration, and discovered it right in front of me.  my son joseph had made several atmospheric cairns on the dining room buffet to serve as mountainous landscape obstacles for several tiny ninja characters…

lake superior beach rocks

grand marais, minnesota

  • janine says:

    love this perspective with the stones –

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  • Sian says:

    That sounds familiar! : )

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  • margie says:

    i will have to gather some stones from there myself one day

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    • still says:

      margie,
      grand marais on lake superior is one of my favorite places on earth. if you ever want to road trip from toronto, i will meet you there and we can spend a weekend hiking the superior national forest and combing the northshore beaches of lake superior! grand marais is accessible from thunder bay if you wanted to make it a road trip. just planting seeds :-)
      mary jo

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eye of the needles

i love the color of blue spruce.  i have loved it ever since childhood.  we had one in our yard when i grew up.  the blue spruce is not native to minnesota.  it is a rocky mountain tree.  but it’s a popular horticultural plant,  so we have lots of them around.  the silver-sage colored needles are a welcome variation on the sometimes monotonous green palettes of both winter and summer.

saint paul, minnesota

 

 

 

  • margie says:

    so creative how you photographed those beautiful needles

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  • janine says:

    very nice, reminds me of Andy Goldsworthy’s work. Google him if you aren’t familiar with him, you will love his work.

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  • Tracy Klinesteker says:

    I love the color too. It’s a lot like the color of Restoration Hardware’s “Silver Sage” wall paint, of which I have all over my home. Something about the “softness” of the gray in the green.

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a winter palette

it finally warmed up enough to get out with the dog for a long walk.  we have had a lot of snow recently, so there is a clean white backdrop to everything.  this collections of twigs was easy to assemble.  it only took a few minutes.  managing the dog with an arm full of twigs, however, was less easy.

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    love the different colours of twigs

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