Sunday, February 24, 2013

Silence is Golden

Silence is golden and because it is, I'm going to make this a wordless post. Starting riiiiight... now!



sunflower dead



sunflower dead2



wild cucumber decomposing



seed on wet windshield



ornamental grass



milkweed seeds2



milkweed seeds



milkweed pod inside



gone to seed



goldenrod



fall foliage



coneflower dead gold

57 comments:

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots - love the golden tones!

Andy said...

Hilary you have the knack to turn something simple into a beautiful photo. You make me feel like I'm not paying attention to the world around me.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful photographs! Breathtaking!
That pic of the skeleton of the walnut is amazing
Hugs
SueAnn

Brian Miller said...

sigh...breathing it in....
the sun over the field is pretty amazing....really some great captures hilary...

Hilary said...

I love the golden glow, the warmth and the light.
Beautiful, as always.

Marianne said...

Stunning photos, all the more so for the silence, I think

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, and why not, short of talking.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are beautiful, Hilary.
What gorgeous light.
Happy Sunday to you!

Anvilcloud said...

You do brown exceptionally well. This is a good thing.

Red said...

Okay , I'll bite for no words. I'll put my own words in. Smitten Images likes seeds and seed pods and does an excellent job on photographing them.

She Who Carries Camera said...

and pictures are worth a thousand words! each one is magnificent!

Phyllis E. said...

Wow! So magnificently detailed that the seed pods almost set off my seasonal allergies ;)

Silence is beyond golden. It's priceless, Cuzzie!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful. love your shots. the milkweed seeds, especially.

took a bit of time to load again today. wonder if others are noticing that, too.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Beautiful macro photography. It is obvious that I am skipping some of the good stuff out and about in the world in which I live. I must stop and observe the flower pods etc much more. Thanks for a beautiful silence. Oma Linda

Linda Reeder said...

There is beauty in the remnants of the lush season.

photowannabe said...

Ahhhhhh
That's all I've got to say!

DJan said...

No way to comment wordlessly, is there? You wouldn't know how much I loved and appreciated the visit to your beautiful pictures. :-)

Country Girl said...

I need to do this more. The keeping quiet bit. Beautiful seasonal images here. Enjoy your Sunday, Hilary ~

Mage said...

Ommmmmmmmmmmmm..........

rosaria williams said...

Beauty is in the details, the stuff the eye can appreciate when it finally rests and pauses to admire.

Linda said...

As close as I can come to a wordless comment is: Awesome!

A Cuban In London said...

Silence is golden and your images speak a thousand words. I'm speechless right now. :-)

Greetings from London.

yaya said...

Is it the simplistic beauty or the beauty of simplicity? Whatever..your pics are beautiful!

L. D. said...

Beautiful photos. You inspired me to use less words today also.

Barbara Shallue said...

No need for words with photos this beautiful. That one of the sun shining through the field makes me sigh.

louciao said...

Warms the cockles...and believe me, they need some warming.
xo

Glo said...

I made a silent comment, but when I came back to check it, nothing was there ;) Amazing golden moments in photos :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing pictures. No words are needed.

lime said...

always so hard to choose a favorite but i do love the one with the sun through the stalks and the coneflower at the end.

Cloudia said...

I am dumbstruck by your mastery!



ALOHA from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral
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Kat said...

Sometimes words simply aren't needed.
Beautiful shots!

Dave said...

An interesting nature study blog about seeds Hilary. Interesting - Dave

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Bimbimbie said...

Nature's architecture is stunning*!*

Daryl said...

ACHOOOOO ... sorry but my allergies are all seasonal and due to dying things .. spores, mold, you know all that beautiful photogenic stuff ...

Sharon Wagner said...

I did a post on cicadas and you did a post on silence. Ha! If you have ever heard cicadas in the jungles of Costa Rica. Whew. Deafening!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such beautiful photography! You really have talent dear lady. Have a great week!

Friko said...

the gold has gone to seed.

Hena Tayeb said...

beautiful photographs.

Jo said...

I love your way with seeds & pods & wispy things. It's a magical little fairy world.

I think I fell for the decomposing cucumber--pretty sure those words haven't come out of my mouth before lol!

Shammickite said...

Ah... nice post, I can finally see your lovely pictures as I am using my laptop and I can't open your pictures on my older PC.

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautiful, and they speak volumes about the wonderful, marvelous magic of nature.

Leave It To Davis said...

As always, I bow in humility to your perfect photos....you are amazing, woman!

Pauline said...

Thoughtful and lovely photographs of golden things. What amazing music nature makes when we listen with more than our ears.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Exquisite!

Suldog said...

Well, as much as I like your photos (and you know I love them) I enjoy your words, as well. Lovely capture of color in the penultimate shot.

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely earthy colors and textures...

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: Such thoughtful photos of Winter giving way to Spring. If I were to set music to it, I'd pick George Winston's CD of the same name ("Winer into Spring"). :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

So many wonderful textures!
Thank you, Hilary. :)

Russell said...

Love the ornamental grass with the light pushing through.

Hilary, these are museum quality images. Really. They are just beyond incredible.

You have a wonderful eye and know how to make the light work for you in your images. Really, really special.

Wow .... wow .... wow!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice shots of winter on it's way out!

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, you take the best pictures and I am glad to report that this time they fully loaded, as we are back home.;)
Hope all is well with you dear friend,
xoxo

Mental P Mama said...

What a beautiful meditation I just had....

Dawn said...

That seed pod is amazing...nice work in the golden silence:D

Anita said...

Your photos always remind me of other things. The last shot is like a strawberry. :)

Do you see other things in your art?

SandyCarlson said...

Each of these is a glimpse of the universe.

Christine said...

gorgeous ~ golden beauty