This picture of our lace cap hydrangea was taken the day after a snowstorm. The ice was thick on all the vegetation and this flower head looked lovely and sparkling in the sunshine.

I used 3 textures on this image and some color adjustments, etc. in Photoshop.

My special thanks to Belle Fleur, Shadowhouse Creations, and Kim Klassen for their lovely textures!

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotos11 months ago


  • Awww – thanks, Jean:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj11 months ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • You are wonderful to come by, Ana! Thank you for the nice comment. I hope that 2014 brings you all good things an lots of them:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • vigor
    vigor11 months ago

    This is one of your best, love it!!!

  • I’m so happy you like this one! I thought the ice was beautiful and everything was covered for less than an hour or so – I was glad to catch a couple shots. HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend!

    – MotherNature2

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...11 months ago

    Beautiful work on this one, Carol. Your textures and processing enhance the crystalline capture so well!

  • Your comment made my morning! Many thanks, Celeste:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollak11 months ago


    Forum announcement

  • This is wonderful news, Anita – thank you so much!

    – MotherNature2

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine11 months ago

    Very, very beautiful! Marvellous colour and texture finished off to perfection by the narrow brown band!

  • I am happy you like this, Bette. There are things about winter that thrill and amaze:>) Many thanks for the beautiful compliment and for making this a favorite – I’m just so pleased!

    – MotherNature2

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minor11 months ago

    So beautiful, Carol!! Love the harmonious colours & processing!!

  • Thank you for your enthusiasm, Laurie:>) You do have a special way with words as well as your camera!

    – MotherNature2

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harris10 months ago

  • I am honored beyond words, Cynthia – a feature in Flower Works is very special to me:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby10 months ago

    Vintage layers of subtlety, Carol…Most unusual a beauty… Congratulations on your Flower Works Feature and a fave for you!!!

  • :>) Your kindness is exceeded only by your good looks! Seriously, though – I’m glad you made it a favorite:>)

    – MotherNature2

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