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December 31, 2016
It's still Winter, and although its difficult to credit, I am still finding new possibilites in the dead sepals of Hydrangea. They are, after all, simply four dry brown leaflets. But they are very thin, and let the light through them, they are decaying, which brings out the vein structure wonderfully. It is mostly a question of the light and the angle of approach, but this in fact does mean the possibilities are multitudinous.
The first image here has the light coming through the sepals. The second shows stronger light coming in from the side. The general warm brown nature of the whole plant provides a very pleasing ambience.