Come and play.

Posted: December 12, 2017 in Nature
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Not everything in the park was bedecked with ice crystals. While this milkweed seed was frozen (at least temporarily) in place, its silky strands were blowing free and although it’s not a leaf, I found this quote more than apt.  Evidently, this little seed wasn’t quite ready to play.

“Come, little leaves,” said the Wind one day, “Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.”
~George Cooper

Life has gotten rather busy lately, with extra shifts at work, Christmas preparations, and just general life things.  If I haven’t made it to your site recently, it’s not from lack of interest, just lack of time, so please forgive me.  Because I’ve been working Wednesdays, I also haven’t participated in the photo challenge for a few weeks and if you do multiple posts a day, I’m likely not to make to all of them.

I do hope each of you is having a wonderful and wonder-filled December and will come back tomorrow for another frost photo.

© janet m. webb

  1. I will be back tomorrow for more 🙂 You have inspired an idea.

  2. Murphy's Law says:

    A frozen milkweed seed!! Unbelievable. What a beautiful shot. The way the light reflects off of it. Stunning. —-Ginger—-

  3. Allan G. Smorra says:

    A beautiful photo and quote, Janet. It looks a bit like a welder’s spark. The colors are grand.

  4. The same “wonderful and wonder-filled December” back to you, Janet.


  5. Love the quote and your milkweed seed. It reminds me if a snowy egret when their hair is fluffed up.

  6. Dan Antion says:

    That is a very good photo – I like that a lot.

    • I’m glad, Dan. Just a bit of snow here last night, so I was up and at the park this morning. I got a few shots before my phone was too cold to respond any more. 😦


  7. Su Leslie says:

    I know how you feel. I’m a bit overwhelmed by everything that’s going on and not engaging in WP as much either. Hope the weather is treating you kindly and all is well is your world.

    • Cold here now, Su, but we had a bit of snow last night, just enough to look like winter but not inconvenience anyone. Made for a good walk in the park this morning, but a cold one. My phone got too cold to work, which was a pain, but after I’d gotten a few photos. 🙂

      Our girls come home next week for a nice long stay, which will be fun.


      • Su Leslie says:

        Wow! I can’t imagine my phone being too cold to work.
        How great that your daughters will be home for Christmas. Hope you all have a wonderful festive time together.

  8. joey says:

    Truly lovely light 🙂

  9. restlessjo says:

    Ethereal 🙂 🙂

  10. Ali says:

    Amazing photos. I wrote a post on being playful last week, and this is exactly the sort of stuff I had in mind. X