This is a continuation of my previous blog post, Crystal Kingdom, but the images shown below will be more focused on the vegetation and other flora I came across while photographing in the same park during our arctic freeze that is ongoing.
This is what I refer to as the “snake tree.” In actuality, it is a Japanese Maple, bare naked. I had a few photos of it in one of my autumn posts, with its full head of colorful leaves.
Another angle of the Japanese Maple that stands adjacent to a frozen Japanese garden pond.
Red berries of unknown species
I do not know what type of plant this is, but it appears to be an evergreen species with lovely, yellow blooms.
Lots of tree branches with silvery green moss and lichens.
A Contorted Filbert tree with lots of fascinating, twisted, spiraling branches.
Such bright green vegetation! This is what’s left over from the large and tall Acanthus flower. It really does stand out from the rest of the brown and dried-up vegetation. When I first spotted them, an image of bright green celery came to mind.
It looks as though this mushroom had to snake its way through layers of leaves to finally reach the surface.
A large, intriguing looking mushroom growing next to a giant Western Cedar tree.
I found this cute, little guy nestled in the fallen evergreen tips from a giant Redwood tree.
This image and the one below is of fuzzy seed pods from the Clematis flower plant. I had no idea until now!
Frost on Lamb’s Ear leaves.
What’s left of Hydrangea blooms. They look like paper at this point in their life cycle. Notice how the blue color has all but faded to sepia. They have their own beauty about them this time of year; they have somewhat of a vintage-look to them. Below are a few more images.
And last, but not least, is the proverbial “winter rose.”
© Peggy A Thompson