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First Season Surprise

I love clematis. So, I took a chance and planted some at the base of a small, decorative windmill. (I say ‘took a chance’ because I am a first-time gardener and I have absolutely no idea if I’ve inherited my dad’s or grandfather’s green thumbs.) There were some days when I didn’t think it was going to survive much less produce, but still I tended it gently and patiently. And it grew.

It climbed.

It bloomed . . .

H. F. Young clematis

Captured with a Nikon D5600 with 18-55 mm lens and standard UV filter. No special lenses or filters – I was too shocked to see a bloom that I just grabbed the camera and started shooting for fear it would go away . . .



Captured with my iPhone. As much as I don’t like winter, there’s something peaceful about snowfall that quiets my mind.img_1136-2