Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anemone Eyes

Listening to the mix of sleet and rain and snow coming down, I turn away from the ping and drip to look in the eyes of these splashy anemones. On a recent wintry day, a friend and I visited the light-filled greenhouses of Battenfeld's Anemone Farm in Red Hook, New York. It's a great place to go with a camera, in search of color and light. (What were Goethe's legendary last words? Supposedly "More light!" Is that true? Even if not, they're perfect words.) While at Battenfeld's, you can pick up a small bouquet of hybrid anemones at an extremely reasonable price, leaving your money at their self-serve station.

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C.M. Mayo said...


Deborah Batterman said...

Leave it to you to bring me this burst of color when I feel as if I'm living inside of a snow globe.

Christine said...

Snow globe it is! What a beautiful, snowy landscape out there today. I'll post a close-up of an anemone soon, after I post today's wintry photo.

Cynthia said...

Thanks Christine for the breath
of lovely fresh air. The colors
are so joyous!

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting, Cynthia. Yes, those vivid blossoms just wake you up!