A favorite miracle…


My favorite Hydrangea is the “snow ball”, it brings out the kid in me. But these are wonderful too: Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Multi-blossom flowers in one bloom are one of God’s awesome miracles; layers and layers of exquisiteness.

Oak leaves and blooms. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Oak Leaf Hydrangea buds and blooms. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Close up of Oak Leaf Hydrangea. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg.

Like the flowers, follows the leaves…


As the Hydrangea flowers turn to earthy colors, so do the leaves. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Macro view of Hydrangea leaves. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Strong leaf pattern and texture enhanced by late in the day lighting. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Strong leaf pattern and texture enhanced by late in the day lighting. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

Caught in the fall…


Recently fallen Maple leaf, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Recently fallen Maple leaf caught by Barberry Bush, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Joe Pye Weed caught this Maple leaf, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Joe Pye Weed caught this Maple leaf, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Fallen leaf caught by Purple Coneflower Seed head, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Fallen leaf caught by Purple Coneflower Seed head, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Fallen Maple leaf caught by Joe Pye Weed, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Fallen Maple leaf caught by Joe Pye Weed, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Oak leaves caught on shrubs, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Oak leaves caught on  Barberry shrubs, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Seasonal confusion…


Maple leaf on top of snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Maple leaf on top of snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Earliest measurable snowfall since 2006, combined with a late happening Fall is the perfect recipe to create these scenes. Procrastinating leaf rakers will be happy today; just not the right weather to do this chore. Children (as well as I) are giddy with excitement as they walk on crunchy snow and make their first snowballs. Warmer weather is expected the rest of the week, so snow lovers get outside now and create a few dreams to hold dear until winter sets in and the fun begins.

Oak leaf on barberry  with snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Oak leaf on barberry with snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg