Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Blooming Miscanthus Moon Friday Near Full Enough





















December's first Blooming Friday has arrived. My offering is Miscanthus plumes as they wave to the moon.  


















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27 comments:

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel said...

Particularly taken with these images!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Carol~~ Your photos are really lovely, kind of the essence of a cold winter's twilight.

Kiki said...

Spectacular!!!!!!!!! AWesome!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Magical pictures! So beautifully captured.

azplantlady said...

Oh, I love ornamental grasses. The blooms are just beautiful.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Very interesting! Love these!

Eva said...

Carol, I think I've mentioned before how you've awakened in me such an appreciation for the grasses. But this series is even more magical with the moon. All the silver. A weaving of the feminine and the masculine. It feels at once pagan and religious. It must be the season that finds me ready for such images.

sweet bay said...

The Miscanthus looks wonderful in the company of the moon. I really love the first image!

Lillebeth said...

So soft, I almost can feel it. Again, one of your most beautiful photos. I really do love it. Sad to say that they do not grow here, or att least, they do not survive the winter.
And thank you, dearest Carol, for your congratulations. Have a lovely weekend. Kram!
Här ovan ser jag att du vill att jag ska skriva på svenska. Menar du det? I så fall blir det så i fortsättningen.

Ruben said...

Amazing!! And how clever of you to make something so dramatic out of Miscanthus grass(es)! /Ruben

Angel.Pearls said...

Just great pictures! Have a nice weekend!//Eva

Liisa said...

Carol,
The Miscanthus plumes are beautiful in the soft glow of twilight. And, what a gorgeous moon! Such a wonderful time of day. I suppose I treasure this time because it is so short-lived. Wonderful photos.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Carol with the view, gorgeous December photos. I have no luck with my moon pictures :-( Well done!
Happy weekend/ Tyra

fairegarden said...

I love these images, Carol! Somehow they are both chilling and warming at the same time. Pure magic indeed. :-)

Frances

Phillip said...

Wow, stunning images!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I noticed the full moon too. It just happened to come on the only day when the skies were clear. Great photos of the miscanthus with the moon in the background.
Marnie

Mia said...

Gud så skönt att kunna svara på svenska!! Tjusiga fotografier du visar och nästan fullmåne. Man ser riktigt hur din trädgård ligger i dvala och väntar på våren och varmare tider. Ser fram emot det, våren alltså, men nu har snön kommit, jippiee!!

Gail said...

Excellent~~I don't think I've seen miscanthus look better~gail

Carol said...

Here is the translation of Mia's quote... more or less:
Gosh so nice to be able to answer in Swedish! Glossy photographs you view and almost full moon. You can see exactly how your garden is in hibernation, waiting for spring and warmer periods. Looking forward to it, thus the spring, but now the snow came, jippiee!

Thank you all for your comments! Rob of 'Our French garden in the beautiful Dordogne' wrote in my previous post something I have often thought of and that is how we can all look up from all over the world and see the same moon. I love the way the moon lights up the night garden... just magical and I wish I could show you with photos but that would take time lapse and I never seem to get that together... Maybe one day. WE all too can enjoy that aspect of the moon in our own gardens... walking about in moon shadows and such. Hope from wherever you are that you have a good view of the now waning moon. Carol

easygardener said...

The plumes are very impressive. It is one of my favourite grasses.
Have a great weekend.

ruma2008 said...

It is a wonderful sky color,
and a view feeling relaxed.

Thank you for showing scenery of splendid Nature.

LeSan said...

I loved the intimacy you showed with these. I felt as though I were laying in the grasses looking up at the moon. It's one of my favorite things to do. Of course in my imagination it was a lot closer to August than December.

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Carol, those photos are so lovely - sends me right into the spirit of Winter. How clever of you to capture the moon accompanied by the Miscanthus.

Hugs Katarina

Liisa said...

Carol,
I have a quick question for you. I am considering taking a trip to Smith College Botanical Gardens. However, I am wondering if the Conservatory warrants the 2 1/2 hour trip. Or, would this adventure be better if saved for the spring when I can include a tour of the outdoor gardens?

Rothschild Orchid said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE these images. Absolutley stunning.

RO :o)

Carol said...

Liisa ... I am not sure you received my answer to your question... I do recommend the Smith Gardens anytime... but you would not see as much now as in the spring. If you have to choose one I would go with spring. The arboretum is magical all year and there are some fabulous trees, which I will continue to post this winter. Coming soon ... Beech and Metasequoia. Carol

Sarah said...

miscanthus! now i know what to call it! i love using it in flower arrangements when it dries out and get fluffy like your photos here. beautiful.

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