Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Summer's Remains

Barren corn fields...


Oak leaves refusing to let go...


a summer grass once green
and pristine
now beige and proud...


the trunk of a fallen tree,
looks like an alligator's jaws to me...


seed heads....


marsh grasses beaten down by snow
and critters, waiting patiently
to rise once again...


proof  that corn once
lined the fields...


below the ice,
rich earth waiting
to be reawakened.

26 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Great pictures Jill. You are really good with your camera. I don't have beautiful things around here to take pictures of. Maybe my backyard that is full of plants. My husband loves the yard so since he pleases me with all my crafting, then I do the same for him with the yard. I have learned to love it and I think now I take better care of the plants. LOL.

I have heard about the Linky thing but have not yet looked into it.
Why can't they just leave things the way they are if it works. Like they say, if it isn't broken don't try to fix it. I think thats the way it goes.
TFS, ANA

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love all these pictures Jill!

Buttons said...

Oh Jill these photos are awesome, makes me want to put on ice cleats and head to my bush. It is quite dangerous out there right now. Ice ice ice where is my snow? :) Have a great day. B

Gloria Hood said...

Wonderful pics!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Sad, but necessary. Lovely pictures and prose, Jill. :)

Madi and Mom said...

WOW Ms. Jill those are some artsy pictures. It is amazing that everything is the color of honey..well that is what Mom said.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Lynne said...

Really great photos! I liked "reflecting" along with you. How about showing us a picture of your camera . . . duh, now how can you make that happen!?

Judy said...

It kind of looks like how it is around here, I'm just waiting for more snow to come tho, as I'm sure it will.

Becky~ said...

Love the pics.Its me Jill your new follower in the sunglasses LOL.

Rohrerbot said...

Hey these are great! Love the colors. There's gotta be something living around those leaves:)

Dianna said...

The earth is sleeping.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the browns of winter....

Debbie said...

these are beautiful jill!!

it's been so mild here this winter that my grass is still a pretty green!

Julie Marie said...

Your photos are just stunning Jill!... that does look like an alligators jaws!... xoxo Julie Marie

Paula said...

You always find something interesting to photograph and write about.

Ellie said...

Wonderful pictures Jill, looks like winter is on its way out.

Ellie said...

Wonderful pictures Jill, looks like winter is on its way out.

Donna said...

Cool photos Jill!!
Love the corn...
hughugs

Eva Ason said...

Hi Jill, I love your photos! It's like the silence before everything comes back to life again - bring on the Spring!! Have a great day! Big hugs x

Eva

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like winter is moving out and hopefully spring is moving in. sandie

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh...I love those seed heads. They are so FAT. Looks like something found the corn :)

I got an e-mail from linky tools this AM about the changes you mentioned. Signed up. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I can't believe blogger hasn't made an announcement.

Tammy said...

Have you figured out how to add the featured follower??

Tammy said...

Never mind...figured it out :)

Ed Pilolla said...

great shots. i like how you see summer's remains in them. those seed heads, as i've learned they are called, are indeed pretty neat:)

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Ahh. The thaw, that's what I would love. Love the shot of the corn stalk though. : )..

Susan said...

Love these pictures. They are beautiful!