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17 February 2009

Abstractions in Nature

Abstractions in nature always catch my eye. I'm always the first in my family to see wildlife and I think it is because I see patterns in nature. If there is an interruption in pattern it draws my eye everytime.

On a cold winter morning I happened upon the graceful feather prints left in the snow by a wild turkey flapping its wings. It took me a couple minutes to figure out what I was looking at but a nearby prehistoric looking footprint tipped me off.




















Rose hips are a favorite subject of mine and the green background set them off perfectly.


























A summer walk along the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park found a beaver pond just as the sky opened with a gentle rain.



























Woody stems from last summer poke up through the crusty snow to form shadows of an ancient alphabet.




















A Colorado blue sky framed by tumbleweeds catches the flight of a single raven.

5 comments:

  1. beautiful!
    love how you capture all those different patterns and shapes!
    :)

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  2. all so beautiful!
    the wings in the snow is one of my favorites of yours! :)
    -michelle

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  3. These are beautiful!
    I LOVE the turkey wing prints. How Cool to find that!!!!

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  4. These are beautiful as always Julie!
    Just wanted to let you know that you won my blog give away!! If you can convo me your shipping address, I can get them out to you soon! :)
    Jen

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