Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shared Spaces and the Posts of the Week

I never know which photos I'm going to include with the POTW on Wednesdays. Sometimes I have a couple of odd images which don't fit in with anything else and other times I see a bit of a theme between them, as is the case with this trio. Each photo shows a space shared by two or more inhabitants of sorts.

seed on QAL stem
If you look down the stem, you'll see a milkweed seed clinging to the stem of this Queen Ann's Lace. It was photographed the same day as the images in my Milkweed post last week.

burr and hawthorne leaf
I always get a kick out of seeing a leaf or a seed cling to another plant and this Hawthorn leaf and burr are no exception.

fungi and woodpecker holes
Another shared space is this tree stump. It's become home to this lovely, green fungi, and it must house a few bugs because it sure would appear that the woodpeckers visit from time to time. As an added bonus, it's a resting place for a fallen leaf.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


Journaling Scotland
by Teri
at Gone Walkabout2


Little Lights Everywhere
by Betty
at Bossy Betty

Lessons My Dog Has Taught Me
by Carmi
at Written Inc


Asian Brown Wood Owl
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

by Don
at FfocusS

Single Sunday
by Keith
at Holding Moments

Atardecer Castellano
by Javier Guri
at Miradas

Just Perfect
by Adrian
at Adrian's Images

On the Other Side of the Mountain
by Laura
at Pretty Pix


Tiny Swimmer
by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Brian Miller said...

nice...i love that first pic...the siloette against the colors...lovely...congrats everyone, will be back in the morning to read some...smiles.

Lisa said...

I know a few of these post. So well done. I adore Pretty Pix.
Your images are just stunning.
I love the top one. How peaceful.
Thank you for stopping..
I wish I could vote for you , your photography and all the work you put into this Hillary.

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Hilary: I love your photos and I adore your POTW. I find each and every one of you picks to be a boon to my week, day, hour, moment. I love what you find to be a pick. Thanks for these lovely folks and what they have to say. Oma Linda

ADRIAN said...

Another grand trio. The Burdock seed heads are wonderful.
Thank you very much for the POTW.

Anyes said...

The second photograph is the one I prefer and I am now going to read your POTW selection :-)

Anonymous said...

All 3 of your photos also share a great deal of texture in their subjects.
Congratulations to all POTW entries this week. I don't always have time to comment but I do try to stop by and read each one.
Thank you, Hilary, for taking the time to share all of them with us.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos - that first one really is exquisite.

Congrats to everyone on their POTW!

Jinksy said...

I loved your version of 'two for the price of one' pictures - especially the first one, in all its delicious delicateness. Thank you once again for a real treat.

CiCi said...

The leaf on the burr was a good catch. You have such good perspective, you can see possibilities from top or side or all around.

Shrinky said...

Your camera is so much an extention of you, have you always been a photographer, even as a child? These shots are all sumptious, as ever.

There are a few new blogs to me in here this week, I look forward to coming back to visit with some (smile)!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I love your unique perspectives. Your first photo is so intriguing. They're all lovely!
Thanks so much, Hilary. I'm truly honored to be chosen as one of your POTW's!

Ruby said...

Exquisite shots! Great job:)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

stump shot = sculpture by nature!

holdingmoments said...

Love the leaf and bur shot.
Thanks for the POTW Hilary.

Maggie May said...

Loved the one of the tree stump! Really lovely photo.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Sharon Wagner said...

I recognize the turkey feathers below. And you have a good eye for silhouettes!

DJan said...

The color of the sky in the first picture is simply awesome. I always enjoy your POTW as well.

TexWisGirl said...

once again, thank you for these. as always, i'm uplifted, moved, or just plain entranced by your picks. :)

Pearl said...

Your POTW are a great place to find good reads. :-)


Tabor said... have brought a number of readers to my blog with your excellent marketing skills. Thanks for being such a good blogger....and photographer! Love that first one. It is so silent.

Daryl said...

tree ears! congrats to all!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love that you saw such a unique theme in these photos! Congrats to the POTW!

ellen abbott said...

Your first image is so elegant. and the third I love because I love old wood and fungi.

Bossy Betty said...

I am honored to be among the POTW's. Thank you! Love those pictures. Really stunning.

Betty Manousos said...

LOVE your photos! the last shot of that tree caught my eye.

and i always love your beautiful commentary!

you're inspiring me!

congratulations to everyone on their POTW!

big hugs!

Liz Mays said...

I love these pretty combinations in nature. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful photos, I especially love the colours in the first one.

Geraldine said...

I love the tree stump photo most of all but they are all excellent. Great idea to include fav posts too!

Happy Wednesday Hilary, G

Don said...

Intriguing shots! I think you're right about the bugs.

Thanks for the POTW mention. I always enjoy your picks.

Rosaria Williams said...

Always a treat!

sage said...

Beautiful photos and great posts, it must be Hilary's place!

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks Hilary for putting my photo. And, you are a very great at photography yourself.

Anonymous said...

Love your way of looking and noticing things, Hilary! I'm so far behind on blog reading... thank you for posting these!

Friko said...

Whatever pictures you post, they're all splendid.

Javier Guri said...

A wonderful series, full of suggestions.
Thank you very much Hilary for the POTW.
For my it is a great honor this mention, coming of a great photographer as you.
A hug.

Dan said...

Hilary's post brought to mind a conversation I had with a dear friend. Its focus was introspective yet this same individual didn't recognize at that time the extent of their boundless talents.

My point: its all about relationships.

Out on the prairie said...

A nice selection today.

Unknown said...

Love that leaf and burr as well as all your shots. I know a few of these posts! Look forward to meeting some new folks!

SandyCarlson said...

The Queen Anne's lace is epic, Hillary. Amazing. Thanks for doing the work for us and for sharing such great images.

Red said...

You not only put together a theme but you had some awesome photography.

Cloudia said...

What a great crop this week!

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Gail Dixon said...

I so wish I had time to visit each and every POTW! It makes me sad because I know I'm missing out on something truly special. One of these days when my life calms down, I will click on each and every link. Because I know if you picked them, they must be awesome. Congrats to all of the winners!

Hilary said...

Thank you everyone for your always incredibly kind and supportive words. You are all so appreciated. You folks are the absolute best!

Dawn said...

That first shot is stunning.
Thanks for the reads...
Have a wonderful day Hilary!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary, That first photo is very interesting-- the contrast between the two is lovely.

Thanks for more great posts. I loved Betty's the first time I read it and I enjoyed Carmi's very much.

xo jj

Lynne with an e said...

Such strange bedfellows must make for interesting pillow talk. Lovely how you caught them whispering to each other.

Dave said...

I specially like that photo of the spikey things Hilary - Dave

Zuzana said...

That second image looks like a butterfly.;))
These posts of yours make me feel guilty as I never seem to find time to visit all these talented writes and photographers.;)
Have a great end of the week dear Hilary,