The long, cold, dark days between January 15th, when the Plaza lights go dark, and spring can be really depressing here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-US.  Everything seems so barren and grey.  As I shot these dead, dried-up wildflowers along Lake Lenexa, I dreamed of just a few months from now when spring arrives and I have beautifully colored flowers to shoot from March through October.

In the meantime, if you don’t already follow fellow photoblogger Carol Welsh over at Flowers, Trees & Other Gifts of Nature, check out her site.  The beautiful flower shots year-round bring a little sunshine into my days, especially in the dead of winter.

What about you?  Are you a fan of winter, or do you have another favorite season?  Do you have a favorite shot below?

Ready for Spring 1_edited-1

Dried Up Flower Photo #1.  These look like they used to be some sort of daisy.  

Ready for Spring 2_edited-1

Dried Up Flower Photo #2.  This looks a bit like the remains of a purple thistle.

Ready for Spring 3_edited-1

Dried Up Flower Photo #3.  The extreme close-up of this flower makes it look as big as a sunflower from behind, but I think it’s actually another purple thistle.

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  1. Ooo very frosty! I love that last shot 🙂

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  2. I really like the first one. It’s open to the elements, and yet still keep warm

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  3. Fabulous macros, Sage. I like these very much indeed! The composition and bokeh in the first image is particularly pleasing. Excellent! 🙂

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  4. I like the last one too. I love odd angles and looking at things from a differnt perspective.

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  5. I love winter, but I love all seasons – as long as they are real seasons with snowy winters, lovely springs and warm summers and autumns with plenty of beautiful colors. 🙂 my fave of your shots is no 2. Just because I think it works the best. 🙂

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    • I am a fan of all four seasons, too. It keeps things exciting! Thanks for your “vote” for photo #2. 🙂

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