Thursday, February 21, 2008

BLOSSOMS IN THE SNOW


I have no idea what kind of flowers or berries these are . I spotted them blooming in a snow bank and just knew I had to take a picture of them.
Remember to enlarge this shot to see the detail.
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34 comments:

~tanty~ said...

I've never seen this before. It's pretty though.
Happy Friday Sue :)

evlahos said...

it looks very beautiful but sorry I don't know what is it.

Pequete said...

Spring is definitely coming! I don't know what this is either, but it looks very similar to the flowers of some shrub species we have here from the genus Erica (heaths). Most species have little round rose flowers like these, but a few are white.

MedaM said...

What ever it is, it makes photo just beautiful.

Kerri said...

Oh, they are Beautiful!! I have no idea what they are.
Great shot!!!

Laurie said...

I cannot say I've seen them before but they are really sweet.

This is a very pretty photo. Very nice contrast.

John Roberts said...

Your photo proves the value of slowing down to LOOK. Many people would have strolled right by this without seeing it. You're very observant.

CG said...

You'd think they would be white but they look creamy against the snow...beautiful and chilly!

RuneE said...

Who cares what they are called as long as they make for such a picture?

Meg in Nelson said...

Ohhhhhhh, I hope I don't offend anyone.... They look good enough to eat!! (I really should go get breakfast now...)

Meg in Nelson said...

Sue, may I please download this one to use in a color/design project? (Still haven't had brekkie, but...)

Moi said...

beautoful blossoms, whatever they are !!!

i intend to step out this weekend to capture some of winter's beauty around my neighborhood.........:)

Steve Buser said...

The juxtaposition of the flowers and snow really is a mind twister.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I wonder if they are Mistletoe berries

Jules said...

How delicate and pretty. Brave of it to poke its head out through the snow too!!!

dot said...

My thought is mistletoe berries also. I have a picture on my blog under plants. It's hard to tell if they are the same since your's are frozen and mine were taken in milder weather. Sure made a beautiful picture!

Annie said...

These are unusual and quite pretty to see right there in the snow, Sue.

Meredith Teagarden said...

Wish I knew. Well worth enlarging the photo. I'd love some ijn my yard!

Meg in Nelson said...

Thanks, Sue.

The project at this stage is only collecting color arrangements/combinations I like, and analyzing and commenting on them. At the rate I work, I don't know if or when any of these will make into a real piece, but it's a start of a series of color reference notebooks.

Thanks for your permission.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice shot.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Interesting picture. Maybe this is the fruit of something that bloomed in the fall?
Thanks for sharing:)

Max-e said...

I do't know what they are either, but it must be nice to know that spring is around the corner

Paula said...

Very interesting! I have no idea, either. Great photo of the lake in your previous post, too. Have a wonderful weekend, Sue.
Paula

Paula said...

Sue,
Just saw your post on the blog. If you like, email me directly so we can talk more often! homesteading@comcast.net
Paula

Beverly said...

I've been here but not commenting. I'm getting caught up today. That is an interesting contrast seen in your photo. I have no idea what it is. Some mentioned mistletoe. I thought mistletoe grew in trees, at least it does in Florida. I realize they were guessing. I don't even have a guess. LOL

Ex-Shammickite said...

In England, we called these snowberries. But I think we may have just made the name up, I have no idea of it's real name.

Ex-Shammickite said...

But it's definitely NOT mistletoe.

Thiên said...

Those are lovely and this is a great shot you took!

Mike said...

I have no idea what they are. Looks like a cluster of pearls though. Great capture and proves it pays to keep your eyes open.

ruth said...

We did a little digging and found snowberries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowberry), from the honeysuckle family. Pretty shot.

jelb said...

Bonjour,
Beautiful shots on your blog ..Bravo!

Vienna for Beginners said...

This is a beautiful evocative image! The berries of the snowberry bush are either white (in the wild I've seen only white ones) or light to very dark pink (in gardens here in Vienna). As children we liked to pop them, even though we were always warned that they were poisonous.

Anna said...

Nature amazes me.

Foster Communications said...

Nice shot!