Blue

I often convert ice images to black and white, but not this one. Such a range of blue tones in this stream ice:

Winter scene

A closeup landscape of stems surrounded by snow:

White periwinkle

A flower from a visit to a greenhouse:

Sea oats and snow

A recent snowfall created a simple setting for these grasses:

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Calliandra

The full botanical name of this flower is Calliandra haematocephala, the common name is pink puffball. It reminds me of Australian bottlebrush flowers, but it’s from elsewhere in the Pacific – I found it in a greenhouse:

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Trees: five views

Views of trees in the landscape and close up:

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Tulip tree leaves

Fallen tulip tree leaves at Arnold Arboretum:

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Dark/light

A patch of stream ice with contrasting dark and light sections:

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I often convert ice images to black and white, but this one wasn’t converted – I guess white point on my camera was right for a neutral look.

Bougainvillea

A closeup of the center of a bougainvillea flower:

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Greenhouse buds

Water-drenched buds at a local greenhouse:

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