Monday, February 20, 2017

Mosaic Monday - Wetlands

I made a visit to the wetlands recently since the weather was so nice.  It felt like spring.  I was surprised to see water where ice should be on the pond. 
Water does provide nice reflections which ice does not so I appreciated the water.   Here are some cattails with still a bit of snow and ice around the edges. 
The sun was not shining and the sky was overcast.  Their color is a deep golden yellow color so it adds to the brightest of the scene.

These winter versions of flowers along a fence were wonderfully pouffe and light.

Another plant along the fence so I will assume it is cultivated rather than native to the wetlands. 

I thought the little yellow clusters looked like flowers with their even rows of petals. 

Check out the red stems in the back ground.

The dried leaves on the bushes along the pond had such interesting and alien shapes.
These were grey on grey branches. 

Crumpled gently over time to create this dimensional shape from what was a flat leaf in the summer.  They must have been quite large originally as they were quite substantial as dried leaves.

The mosaic has these very furry leaves.  They look like animal fur.  Rosehips provide a punch of red color in the landscape.  Another berry maybe dogwood with the red branches.  The yellow flowers at the bottom were well preserved and totally delightful.

Sharing with Maggie at Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday #28


  1. Your mosaic is very beautiful. Enjoy your week Sylvia!

  2. Hi Sylvia, your lens has certainly captured some varied and interesting nature shots this week, even in the depth of winter there is such beauty.
    Thank you for bringing these unusual images of wetland winter flowers to MM this week.

  3. The furry leaves look so interesting. I'm cautiously optimistic that spring is on its way...although I'm sure winter won't leave without a last hurrah!

  4. Looking closely at the natural world reveals so much intricate beauty. Wonderful captures with your camera.

  5. I so much enjoyed your snowy plants today. I just love wildflower photography, especially in the spring. I am so lucky here in Western Australia with thousands of varieties. Have a fabulous week and thank you so much for visiting.


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