White periwinkle

A flower from a visit to a greenhouse:

Sea oats and snow

A recent snowfall created a simple setting for these grasses:



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:


Trees: five views

Views of trees in the landscape and close up:



Tulip tree leaves

Fallen tulip tree leaves at Arnold Arboretum:



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


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.


A closeup of the center of a bougainvillea flower:


Greenhouse buds

Water-drenched buds at a local greenhouse:


Crystalline drop

A frozen drop on a mullein leaf with crystals on the surface:


Stream ice patterns

A combination of patterns in stream ice: