Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Silver and Gold
It's no secret to those who know me that I love Christmas. The music, the food, the Rankin Bass animated features...love them all. There is a certain happiness-tinged-with-melancholy atmosphere during this time of year that I understand. However, while I love putting up the Christmas tree and lights...apart from those things, I'm not much of a decorator (no surprise, since it's true during the rest of the year too)!
Luckily for me, nature takes care of decorating the garden.
Most mornings, I wake up to a world spangled with diamonds.
Stems nodding elegantly, weighted down by these luxurious baubles.
Delicate, silvery orbs suspended in midair.
Even these gilded feathers sport their own jewels.
And just like Christmas lights brighten up these short days, these glistening jewels light up the garden during it's most somber season.
Even when I'm cold and tired, these gems draw me outside to admire them.
Whatever Holiday you celebrate this season, I hope it's a good one. From all of us here on Rhone Street, Happy Holidays!
Posted by scottweberpdx at 9:48 AM
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Beautiful! Grasses here are all flattened, so no chance for floating jewels in my garden. Merry Christmas Scott!ReplyDelete
Wishing you peace and joy at Christmas Scott and happy gardening in 2014! xxxReplyDelete
Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a fabulous New Year Scott!!ReplyDelete
Those are some great shots catching the droplets as you did. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.ReplyDelete
The dew on the grasses are prettier than any of the Christmas decorations you can find in the stores. Enjoy your Christmas!ReplyDelete
It's true the ice and water droplets are better than Christmas lights. Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year, Scott!ReplyDelete
thank you for this postReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Scott! Thanks for posting your photos of beautiful rain- and dew-laden fronds and stems.ReplyDelete
Beautiful images, and now I'll have 'Silver and Gold' playing In my head the rest of the night, love that song! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Great shots , Scott ! Buon Natale !ReplyDelete
Gorgeous as always light master! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Master of light! Merry Christmas Scott!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you as well, Alan!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, guys!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Peter!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Loree!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you, Alison!ReplyDelete
Any time, Katie...Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Much better, Merry Christmas, Jason :-)ReplyDelete
Agreed...Merry Christmas, Kris :-)ReplyDelete
Same to you, Laura...Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Same to you, Cher...Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
And the same to you, Donna!ReplyDelete
Absolutely, and the same to you, Anna!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you both...I like how your area dresses up all in silver and gold, all by itself!ReplyDelete
Oh, how I needed that! While I've just about overdosed on all the other seasonal glitter, the kind you show gets me right in the heart. So precious, and I'm grateful you immortalize it for the rest of us. Thank you, and a very Merry Christmas to you both!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos! I love that you left all those seed heads up, not only they still look beautiful but they must make birds happy. My garden looks horrible after a really bad frost we had in the Bay Area, I just went through some of my summer photos to cheer me up! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the stunning pix of the shimmering grasses. They've inspired me to dig up and divide my Pennisetum 'Karly Rose,' Having more grasses going to seed this time of year is my new garden goal! Do you ever dig up large clumps and divide? Or do just let them go? Here in Puget Sound the fog of fall is also a great opportunity for grass photos:ReplyDelete
Beautiful , beautiful Scott…hope you had a wonderful xmas!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laura! I know what you mean...sometimes we'll have a heavy rain storm that pretty much bashes my garden to bits...and it looks pretty sad until spring. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you too, Anna! Yes...for me at this time of year, it's good to feel "centered" and down-to-earth after all the hoopla of the holidays :-)ReplyDelete
And Merry Christmas to you, David!ReplyDelete
You should totally do it, Bart! I haven't divided any of my grasses yet...they are still bulking up...but I think in a year or two, I can probably do so :-) I adore a foggy garden...I bet you get lots of it up there on the Sound...I'm so jealous!ReplyDelete
You too, Linda...and a Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Your crystalline drops are very elegant. My son's Japanese Maple was covered with them once, it was similarly beautiful. As you say, great decorations.ReplyDelete
The photos have a great moody feel to them. Hope you all had a nice Christmas.ReplyDelete
Scott, your photos just keep getting better and better..these are book-worthy.ReplyDelete
A late seasonal greeting to you, Scott! Your silver and gold garden decorations are the best!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hannah...I bet that Japanese Maples was gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michael...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!ReplyDelete
Awww...thanks...I do try :-)ReplyDelete
It's always nice to have a reason to get out in the garden, isn't it, Jane :-) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Ben!ReplyDelete
Cats are such elegant garden accessories. The sparkling liquid baubles are awfully pretty too. http://www.penick.net/diggingReplyDelete
Hahaha...aren't they though!ReplyDelete