Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Little Bit of Color in Winter

Viburnum bud in winter, Prospect Park

In Prospect Park. A Viburnum above. Some were overeager for spring and bloomed in late fall/early winter 2010. This one looks like it's showing evidence of both pre and post bloom. And the remains of the inflorescence of the witchhazels below, which bloomed at their regularly scheduled time. In the richness of spring and summer, these little splashes of color would be totally overlooked. But right now in the winter, they are downright awe-inspiring.

Orange Witchhazel flower remains, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Yellow Witchhazel flower remains in winter

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