Nature – from a different view point

Today the challenge was to look at what Nature has given us, and to look at it from a different point of view. This has been one of my more inspirational walks, even if it was cold, snowing, and we did not stay out very long. The inspiration came as we looked at winter, at winter’s colors, at a pond that is in the process of freezing over. I must add that my dear hubby came with me, all bundled up, supportive as ever, though he was already tired.
The nudge came in the words “look at the colors”. Winter is one of my favorite times of the year because it has it’s own special beauty, it’s subdued although intense colors. Even so, today I saw winter through different eyes. 
Blue seeds
After taking several shots around the freezing pond we wandered toward a wooded area, went a few yards into trail, then decided it was time to head home. I held back as my husband walked on ahead and I glanced down at the snow next to the path. 
Submerged oak leaf
Something very small but definitely blue caught my eye. I used a macro setting on my camera and captured this tiny little plant with blue seeds on it, no more than 1/8 inch in size. Viewing it here just amazes me. 
At the edge of the pond there were leaves under the water and partly covered by the ice and snow. The water seems to make the colors of the rocks and the leaf even more brilliant.
I don’t know what these things are on this tree, if they are seeds or dried berries. I saw the beautiful detail in them and very tiny little webs on the edges.
There is a time for everything. A time for each of the seasons, a time to learn, a time to just enjoy.  May you find that time, that place of peace.

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