Composition in Blue and Brown

still winter. . .

still winter. . .

When I was wandering in the local botanical gardens, my eye caught these weird looking things. Sorry, that’s the best way I can describe them at this late hour.  The brown peanut-y shapes and the casted shadows along with the line of snow and the bright skies make for an interesting composition.

Maybe I’m just getting winter-worn.

I am so ready to see a little green popping out of the snow that now looks like everlasting heaps of volcanic ash.

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  1. They are ‘wierd’ looking things. The shadows and colors and light are incredible!!!

  2. Gandalf says:

    I concur with Marcie. Weird, but nice.

  3. Those strange things helped make a great composition!

  4. These strange things make an abstract in shape with the contrasting snow and blue sky. Yeah, I know about getting winter-worn, I sympathize. 🙂

  5. Une scuplture végétale pour notre plus grand bonheur !
    A vegetable scuplture for our biggest happiness!

  6. To my eye, they look not only interesting, but yummy. They look a lot like tamarind pods. And the snow and sky make them look otherworldly.

  7. Yes, still winter but what a fun way to look at it, Bo. I’ve no clue what those things are either, but they’re pretty cool.

  8. This is kind of weird.

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