grasping at straw

i am gathering collections of striking nature artifacts for a holiday gift product i am prototyping.  so I grabbed this vine on a recent walk to be part of the collection.  it wasn’t until i got home that i noticed how the tendrils had wrapped themselves around the prairie grass stems.  there is something so desperate about this that i had to document it.

wild grapevine, rice creek regional trail

saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    desperately beautiful and to me really showing how even a delicate thing can help you along in life if you grab hold tightly. xo

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  • janine says:

    love it

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small fry

a gift from my nine year old son. i am just grateful he didn’t put it in his pocket and forget it there.

largemouth bass minnow

turtle lake, saint paul, minnesota

  • Eeva says:

    I love these daily surprises :)

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  • margie says:

    what a lovely little fellow. lili almost ate a snail last evening when we were playing in the garden.

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may maple

maple blossoms

the chorus frogs have started up in the cattails, and these red maple buds couldn’t wait any longer to burst open. everyone is feeling frisky these days. happy may day!

lake phalen, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i think we are seeing and hearing almost the exact same things :)

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bouquet of promises

a modest bouquet full of whispers about what is to come.

spring buds

saint paul, minnesota

  • Margie says:

    Loved seeing this on Instagram yesterday :)

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roots, rhizomes, and tubers

i was raking today and found this little daylily sprout hiding under the oak leaves.  under the sprout itself hid this impressive array of tuberous looking roots, all arrayed and invisible, feeding the green growth above.

daylily sprout

saint paul, minnesota

  • Sian says:

    How beautiful : )

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  • margie says:

    the underground architecture always fascinates me

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