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Macro shot of the minutia of moss with cobwebs on it

Day 95 – Minutia of life

"There's something in the very small minutia of life that tells us something about the big, big picture that we see every day all over the place, and so I think the more specific and creative and revelatory you are…
red berries on a tree

Day 74 – Red berries

"...the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows..." ~ John J. Geddes 
macro shot of thistle spines

Day 58 – Thistle spines

"All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble." ~ William Halsey 
catkins hanging from branches against bright blue winter sky

Day 50 – Catkins

"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white; And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still; No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill, And willow stems grow daily red and bright. These are days when ancients held a rite…
seed heads over exposed in white background in black and white

Day 49 – Has its season

"Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die." ~ Margaret J. Wheatley
Macro shot of moss

Day 31 – Resurrection engine

"Moss grows where nothing else can grow. It grows on bricks. It grows on tree bark and roofing slate. It grows in the Arctic Circle and in the balmiest tropics; it also grows on the fur of sloths, on the…
Macro shot of unrestrained beauty of red berries and thorns on winter bush

Day 2 – Unrestrained beauty

"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them." ~ Vincent A. Simeone
Thistles in sunlight with spiders web

Day 360 – Thistles

"Gardens can be sharp and spiky as well as rose-embowered and honeysuckle-twined: there are corners and settings where thistles are not such an asinine taste after all." ~ Robin Lane Fox
frost clinging to flower seed head

Day 345 – John Frost

I wander forth this chill December dawn: John Frost and all his elves are out, I see, As busy as the elfin world can be, Clothing a world asleep with fleecy lawn. ~Robert Buchanan   
spider web for catching flies in the tree in the woods in black and white

Day 301 – Catching Flies

"Spiders' webs only have to be large enough to catch flies." ~ Neil GaimanYet in the woods they often seem very good at catching photographers who stray from the path.
Mouth blowing dandilion wishes

Day 298 – Wishes

"A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." ~ Maya Angelou 
Image of tiny black seeds on stems of flower seed head. A by product of gardening

Day 292 – By-product

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~ Sam Llewelyn