Thumb of 2015-11-19/LarryR/3d97d0@LarryR submitted this image in the Trees and Shrubs category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.
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Dec 8, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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Nicely done Larry! This photo has such a great appeal, especially at this time of year!
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Dec 9, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I voted for this
Such great framing and capture of depth.

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Eternity, only two.
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Dec 19, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener Tip Photographer Composter
Organic Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Cat Lover
Thanks Leon and Cinda. What struck me initially was the lack of color. It looks for all the world like a black and white photo, but is not. It is unphotoshopped (if there is such a word Green Grin! ) so there was no fiddling with the color. It was a startling reminder that the landscape in winter can be quite devoid of color.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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Dec 20, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
This photo got my vote as well. The feeling of peeking and seeing such a splendid view appealed to me.

Beautiful photo, Larry.
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Dec 20, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Ditto to what pirl said. I voted for it, too.
SUPERB photo...regardless of the color.
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Dec 20, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener Tip Photographer Composter
Organic Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Cat Lover
Many thanks Arlene and Mike. Your comments helped me decide to include this photo in a show that I'm going to propose to a local art gallery. I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
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Dec 21, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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The shot is show worthy. The depth, focus and framing are excellent. I think the "lack" of color adds to the tone. Love it.
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Dec 21, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I agree, Lisa. It's the entire composition that is so interesting.
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Jan 1, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Good luck on your photo , If you inter it, let us know how you do Smiling
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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Jan 1, 2016 9:04 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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I loved it Larry and it won my vote also. A truly captivating photo. One thing that really grabbed me about this one was that it was something created wholly by nature. Probably somewhat rare to run across something like that but you did & it was obvious it was not in any way contrived or manipulated by the photographer. Kudos for being in the right place at the right time and *seeing* what would be a very special photo. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jan 2, 2016 8:41 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener Tip Photographer Composter
Organic Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Cat Lover
Thanks for the nice compliment, Ann! I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
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Jan 2, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
@LarryR - did you come upon the scene by accident or were you aware of it from another season? It really could be a Christmas card.
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Jan 2, 2016 9:20 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Yes! A Christmas card!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jan 4, 2016 3:39 AM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
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I also love this photo and voted for it. It really captured the stark beauty of a snowy/icy winter. Can you share any camera-related details?
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Jan 7, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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This was hands-down my favorite of all the photo's I love, love, love the snowy, wintery peek-a-boo shot! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Well done! I can't believe there isn't even a hint of green in the framing pine....amazing! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jan 9, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener Tip Photographer Composter
Organic Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Cat Lover
Thank you all for your enthusiasm concerning the photo. I certainly agree that the shot would make a lovely Christmas card and would have used it. We decided several years ago to send our Christmas greetings via email. We donate the money we save on cards and stamps to the local food bank.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
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Jan 9, 2016 7:01 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
What a great idea Larry!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jan 18, 2016 1:03 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener Tip Photographer Composter
Organic Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Cat Lover
Thanks, Ann. I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
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Jan 20, 2016 9:08 AM CST
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Bookworm Dragonflies Garden Art Region: North Carolina Plays in the sandbox Deer
Makes one want to kerp going back for another peek. Would you mind if I use this as my screen saver? Would go nowhere else but on my Ipad.

I don't really know if Ipad can manage a personal screensaver. Never found an image that made me want to return to look as many times as this!!
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Jan 20, 2016 1:48 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener Tip Photographer Composter
Organic Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Cat Lover
Thanks for asking, Rosie. As long as you don't offer it for sale, you're welcome to use it. Best--Larry
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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