Saturday, January 9, 2010

Whilst Pruning The Roses

I saw some interesting things; like these buds surviving somehow in the cold.

And more appropriately, these rose hips that somehow escaped dead-heading last summer.

and this tiny fungus. Is it some sort of cup mushroom/pezizaceae?

And these yellow leaves.

And most amazing; this preying mantis egg case. Which I left in place. I'm hoping to see them hatch when the weather warms up here Amongst The Oaks.


Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love these closeups. They remind me of how much of this world I miss by not slowing down just to LOOK. Thanks for sharing these pix. C

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Yes, I've even had roses bloom for Christmas! It's amazing how hardy they can be and such a gift in the winter!

Mary said...

Your photos are spectacular.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing the technique you use so successfully to make your home the jewel it is. can't wait to have the walk/talk with dh and make "the list". (which has been ambiguous until now!) you are so helpful!!jkj