once a rose

rose hipIt’s that time of year when things are less obviously ‘photogenic’ to me.  Yet if I look closely enough, which seems to be my preferred way to photograph, the sweetness of the smallest parts of nature makes me smile.

slumbering apple tree

apple tree Bits of lichen hang out on an apple tree branch as winter trudges on.  Hopefully animals are snacking on little morsels like these, that are still available for them this time of year.