Monday, January 12, 2009


Time Machine Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden
Odessa, Texas

It's been a while since I've been to the Time Machine garden. Last time I was there, everything was still in bloom. Today a big surprise awaited me. All the blooms were gone, but the grasses were stunning and I found these beautiful acorns, from a Bur Oak I believe. This one, nestled in among the leaves, looked something like a flower.


Godinla said...

Okay, you're asking for it! There is a Cates-Montage in the works now. Gotta find a song that inspires me as much as you do.

jomamma said...

These are the kinds of pictures I like....

Bobbie said...

I love this wonderful picture. Remember the coasters you calligraphed for me, all beginning with Querqus?

Bobbie said...

eeek...not querqus but quercus!

-K- said...

I have so much to say about this photo I don't know where to begin. For starters, its so technically well done, even the grains on the side of the acorn are in focus.

the colors are wonderful, especially the blue.

It doesn't seem in the least bit forced; it's just as Mother Nature laid it out. And if slightly arranged (I've done this on occasion), its very subtle.

I can't tell you how many times I've gone out into the parks for a shot like this. It's just not my specialty but I don't feel too bad about it. One thing I've learned from photography is that there is no border between "nature" and "city." It's all under one larger category.

Frances said...

love your new header and your new lovely photograph.
Thanks for being there and showing us your skills.

John said...

K hit it out of the park.

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with your straight photography.

Art for pagan hearts...that was sort of the name for a friend of mine's band.

You have it.

The Artful Eye said...

This photo is stunning. Everything about it, composition, color,light.