Witness

A humble weed surviving the winter as best it can.

Suddenly, the sun hits it in just the right way,

With a light that transforms it into a work of art.

Sometimes, all we can do is witness the miracle of nature.

I’m out and about for the next couple of days: have tests, projects and parties to attend, so I won’t be able to get around to your blogs for a few days.

38 responses

  1. A humble weed dressed in finery becomes a thing of beauty πŸ™‚

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    February 10, 2011 at 12:18

  2. sigh. its beautiful…

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    February 10, 2011 at 12:41

  3. I have always believed that nature is the greatest artist. πŸ˜‰ Stunning image indeed.
    Enjoy your life away from blogging:;)
    xoxo

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    February 10, 2011 at 13:34

  4. You’ll be missed.

    and there is something other worldly about a so called barren landscape. it’s not really at all.

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    February 10, 2011 at 13:42

  5. That glorious golden glow around the edges – lovely!

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    February 10, 2011 at 13:56

  6. What a great capture of one of these miracles of nature. Blessings to you as you are out and about and busy with life. XX

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    February 10, 2011 at 14:37

  7. Gwen

    its lovely.

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    February 10, 2011 at 16:45

  8. Love the soft bokeh background in blue and brown that further highlights the sunlit snow-capped weed in all its fragile beauty.

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    February 10, 2011 at 17:02

  9. That really is a beautiful weed!

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    February 10, 2011 at 17:43

  10. You certainly know how to witness those miracles of nature. Thank you for that πŸ™‚

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    February 10, 2011 at 17:54

  11. Blu

    A gorgeous golden survivor!

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    February 10, 2011 at 18:18

  12. So pretty! It’s amazing how beautiful nature is…even the weeds. If we just take the time to really look.

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    February 10, 2011 at 19:25

  13. Gorgeous!

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    February 10, 2011 at 20:11

  14. This has been my year to discover the beauty of weeds, too! Enjoy your blog break πŸ™‚

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    February 10, 2011 at 21:23

  15. Rain

    ALL I love to do is witness the miracle of nature! πŸ™‚ Beautiful photo!

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    February 10, 2011 at 21:53

  16. Gorgeous!

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    February 10, 2011 at 22:57

  17. truly a miraculous moment you have captured here!

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    February 10, 2011 at 23:51

  18. Enjoy your time away from blogging. And thanks for leaving us with such a lovely photo in your absence.

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    February 10, 2011 at 23:54

  19. onceupona

    My grandmother always said the only difference between a flower and a weed was where they were planted– but whether that is so or not they are both hardy and survive some nasty weather at times. A great testament to survival itself.

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    February 11, 2011 at 00:10

  20. So beautiful. There’s nothing like sunlight in the winter.

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    February 11, 2011 at 00:35

  21. If we care to really see, we can find beauty almost anywhere. The sun is making a gem of that thistle, Fi. Enjoy your busy schedule.

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    February 11, 2011 at 03:37

  22. Beautiful as always. Enjoy your well-deserved blog-cation!

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    February 11, 2011 at 04:37

  23. It is a beautiful picture. When we are all feeling discouraged with this winter, the snow, the cold, etc. you have found its beauty.

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    February 11, 2011 at 11:05

  24. This is so beautiful… Nature provides something for everyone…
    Have a good time!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    February 11, 2011 at 15:07

  25. I’m glad you witnessed and shared it with us.

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    February 11, 2011 at 15:54

  26. I love your photographs…I’m totally envious of your abilities.

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    February 11, 2011 at 18:32

    • Blush.. thanks for your kind words.

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      February 12, 2011 at 12:25

  27. you make simple so beautiful. thanks for sharing your lovely. and I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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    February 11, 2011 at 20:32

  28. I love how you phrased this. This humble weed, transformed, for a moment.

    Have fun with all your stuff.

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    February 11, 2011 at 23:09

  29. Yet another magnificent photo.

    God bless and have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Sounds like it’s jammed packed!!!

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    February 12, 2011 at 00:04

  30. Nature provides us with some of most beautiful art you will find anywhere. This is just one example.

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    February 12, 2011 at 00:44

  31. This is perfection!!!

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    February 12, 2011 at 03:59

  32. The glow makes it seem so perfect and like a perfect dessert.

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    February 12, 2011 at 05:13

  33. Dumdad

    Lovely photos, comme d’habitude.

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    February 12, 2011 at 11:11

  34. Hello, thanks for taking the time to comment on my Blog
    Beautiful winter art photo, very nice dof and bokeh

    Have a wonderful sunday

    And succes with the tests and projects

    Bram

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    February 12, 2011 at 17:25

  35. Interesting that something that doesn’t have any life in it anymore can still hold beauty…giving us hope as spring comes again~

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    February 12, 2011 at 18:17

  36. The light is so gorgeous and the picture pretty.

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    February 13, 2011 at 14:58

  37. Come spring someone will yank that beauty out of the ground. I hope you had a wonderful party..tests and projects..you are a busy lady:)

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    February 13, 2011 at 22:58

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