Morgan has a Clematis vine growing on both sides of her garden wall. I shot this flower from an angle through an opening and into the light. The blurred background created this strange orangish color, which I have not modified through post-processing. Makes for an interesting backdrop to the blossom.
I have been unable to visit or respond to comments these last several months. But please know how grateful I am for your visits and kind words. I have felt it might be better to turn off comments since it is difficult for me to reply (and I don’t want to seem unappreciative!) but I’ve received questions about that and requests to leave them open. So, I will leave comments open and hope that you will understand how much I appreciate the words you leave for me even though I cannot always reply. Thank you all for your kindness and encouragement. Your support for my creative efforts here has meant so very much to me.
Greetings, everyone! I’ve been out of the picture for a while, but wanted to drop in to let you know I miss visiting you all, and that I appreciated very much the comments you left for me on my last few posts (to which–forgive me–I still haven’t had a chance to reply).
I stopped over to see my Clematis today. It is looking rather ragged, all tangled and snow drenched. At this time of year, it often reminds me of a frothy sea roiling with ravenous alien, fish-like creatures that slither and squirm to suck for sustenance. Which one will make off with the kill?
Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know that I have a fondness for Clematis in its various stages throughout the seasons. No matter how many photographs I have of it, I just can’t resist taking more. I am fascinated by its many transformations.
Friends, I want to thank you for your continued visits and comments these last days, even when I haven’t been able to stop by your own blogs to check in. I hope to catch up very soon.
Here is some new baby clematis peeking out of last year’s remains. Click my “Filaments” tag if you’re interested in a very long history….
The dial on the camera I use for macros is broken, so I’m only able to shoot in F/2.0 now. 🙂
Well, gang, she didn’t rebuild… “my” spider… the one I was following all those months in the Clematis vine for my Filaments II series. I was deeply heartened to discover that she had survived the storms we experienced here, as a result of Hurricane Sandy. I was hopeful that she would reconstruct her splendid labyrinth, but, alas, she didn’t. I don’t know what happened to her–if she died, or moved on–but I will always remember her, and look for her relatives who may continue our Filaments collaboration in her stead.