I’ve really been enjoying the structure of bare, leafless, trees this winter. All my life I’d hated the sight of them. There was no beauty there for me only death, and cold grey winter. I wanted to see leaves! I grew up with very few hardy evergreens. EVERTYHING went dormant or disappeared for 7 months of the year in my hometown; well except for the lowly Conifer (and yes I’m beginning to finally outgrow the idea that all Confers are bad). With spring arriving any day now (please god) my days of enjoying the naked structure of trees are numbered; I figured I’d better take a few pictures while I could still enjoy every branch, and a bonus…surprise peeks at living quarters of little creatures. And of course bare branches are perfect to showcase tiny spring flowers. Furry buds. And crows. While I was out snapping photos another bare structure that caught my eye. I included this picture in a post last September: Ivy like that growing on a house makes me think two things…
1. Isn’t that going to damage the house?
2. Spiders crawling in the window.
When I walked by last week I saw this: What an amazing structure created to support the ivy!