Saturday, January 16, 2010
GGW Picture This: Melt your cold, cold heart
In fact, winter hasn't yet made a creditable appearance, up here in Toronto. So to find some of Winter's Beauty, this month's theme in Gardening Gone Wild's Picture This photo contest, I had to search my archives.
To me, this little fragment of melting ice looked like a heart on a fragile stem, almost flowerlike. A few minutes more in the sun, and it would cease to be. That evanescence seems to be at the very heart of winter's beauty. It's a reminder to open our eyes, minds and hearts to those fleeting moments of joy or beauty at all times of year.
Melt your cold, cold heart is what I call it – which will have me humming Hank Williams for the rest of the day. Although there's nothing botanical about the picture, it was taken in my garden. Might that count as a water feature?
(Unaccustomed as I am to sizing photographs, I'm hoping the image meets the technical requirements. Let's just say, it was 480x640 when it left my laptop. Fingers crossed!)