12.30.2010

Winter Wonderland Series
#4
Hydrangea in Frost


There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
~Willa Cather


I've shown these hydrangeas in various stages....

perfection in the summer
rustling in the fall
and now....stilled by winter

They are magnificent flowers that can teach so much
about the changes we go through...{{often so quickly}}...
and how to keep our beauty and hope no matter what stage
we find ourselves.

I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed new year
and resolve to be better~
in whatever you are striving.

232/365

25 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful photograph! And I love the quotation by Willa Cather. So true.

Ruth said...

THis post is amazing.The picture is beautiful.
Thank-you for the encouragement to keep our beauty and hope in all stages of life.

the wild raspberry said...

These have all been beautiful, but this is my favorite. What an inspiring thought to keep striving for the beauty of Christ to shine through the darkness of our days to others no matter what storms we are suffering through. I love you sweet sister.
~Debbie

Naturedigital said...

It looks like wonderland Chas.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ...!!!
Costas

darlin said...

Silent beauty, there's nothing like it in the whole wide world. Thank you for the links, I went back and traveled through the seasons with your hydrangeas, beautiful! As are you.

Tricia said...

You make them look so beautiful & I especially like the Coneflower in Frost image below... I love the bokeh! =)

S. Etole said...

What a beautiful stage you've shared with us.

Bernie said...

Oh so beautiful. I will think of this beautiful quote now whenever frost leaves beautiful pictures on my window panes. Many prayers for sweet Shauna, Happy New Year sweetie to you and your family...Hugs

SouthernSass said...

Beautifully said! I am wishing you and yours a very blessed and Happy New Year!

lisa said...

It never seems to amaze me that these are so lovely both when they are in bloom, and long after. You have captured this beautifully.
Happy New Year Chasity!

lisa.

Linda R. said...

Such a beautiful shot.. Wishing you and yours and Happy New Years..

Hugs, Linda

Tiffany said...

Happy New Year Chasity! I hope it is filled with blessing and miracles!
Thinking of you! and your family!

Scott said...

Beautiful, and I hope your 2011 is full of joy and a miracle or two.

Rick said...

Hi Chas - I'm back from all the family visits over Christmas. Just spent some time going through your posts and looking at all your wonderful photos - your series is just beautiful.

What was even more beautiful was reading the news about Shauna - although your post had me expecting bad news at the start. So encouraging to hear that, and what a blessing she was able to be home for Christmas !

I pray that 2011 will bring the healing you all so desire ! God continue to bless all of you.

RedWillow said...

Beautiufl .I love this Chas Blessings to you in the new year~

Marcie said...

Most beautiful in the winter - I think! Wishing you and yours all the best. Happy New Year!!!

Tricia said...

Hey Chas, how's the weather over there? We've had tornado warnings & a few on the ground over here, but I haven't heard the extent of the damage yet... are ya'll ok?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That Willa Cather quote is perfect, Chas, as is your photograph. Lovely!

Happy New Year, my friend...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Leah C said...

Even crusted with frost, hydrangeas are so lovely! Wishing you a blessed & happy 2011:)

Kala said...

Lovely details of the frost. And wonderful tones too.

sherri said...

It looks like it's covered with sugar. Incredible.

jo©o said...

Nice and restrained, with just the outline of rime.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

beautiful pic...ice looks like sugar granules!

Georgianna said...

Hi Chas,

I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in such a long time. You have been posting some beautiful images - this one is just stunning.

I had no idea about what your family is dealing with right now. I send all positive thoughts your way and hope that 2011 is filled with abundant blessings. – g

Jenn said...

Loving the frost photos!