One of the things I want to do this year is challenge myself to look more carefully at things close to home. Sometimes I walk down the street and see something astonishing in the everyday mundane...like the way a particular slant of light reflects off of a window, or a little pop of color pushing its way in between the cracks in the sidewalk. As a couple of you may know, I carry my camera with me everywhere I go, which is a good habit. The problem is that I don't always stop to take the picture ~ maybe I am in a hurry, or maybe its cold and I just want to get home and pour myself a glass of wine ~ or worse, maybe I am just not in the mood. So my goal is to post at least one image a week in a "close to home" series. The only requirement is that it has to have been taken within a mile of home.
This week's photo was taken while running errands on Saturday afternoon. It had just started sleeting and I had forgotten my umbrella. I was scurrying home with a cup of tea in mind, when I happened to glance up and see this tangle of fuzzy seed pods resting in between some branches above a chain-link fence. And snap. Just like that. Okay, I can do this, right?!