When you look at this picture, what do you see? A dead flower frozen in a winter landscape? A seed-head holding the potential of new life? Winter food for the birds?
And here is how they looked this past August. How many new plants will grow from these seeds?
And here they are in the fall supporting life with the gift of seeds as food for these goldfinches. How many birds can you see?
And after a storm in December.
What do you think about the first picture now? Do you see anything different when you first looked at it?
5 thoughts on “Justaposition (2) – death or new life? Weekly Photo Challenge”
Death and life………….two sides to the same coin. Lovely images, even the brown and crackly stalks. There is such beauty in nature regardless of the season.
I am always amazed how birds still find food even when there is snow cover. And it is these seedheads that look so dead and obsolete that help them survive. Birdseed in a feeder helps, too….
We do have feeders out too. But when it is stormy and we have an increase in the number of birds in the yard,the ones that don’t fit on feeders will gather in the flowers to feed.
I just hung up a birdfeeder recently and am enjoying seeing a cardinal couple there among all the snow birds….
They are so pretty! We some that visit off and on.