Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Photo Du Jour : Little Plants

I don't know what they're called. But I see them all over the ground beside the dirt road through the vineyards. Some of them are bright green, other stems have turned an orangy-red.

The "dead of winter" doesn't include these.

They seem to survive freezing weather just fine. Unless the orangy-red branches are ones that have not survived, in which case that is the explanation for their color.

Anybody familiar with these?

9 comments:

  1. I'm not! :))
    But, they are attractive. I wonder if they're some kind of fern?

    Judy

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  2. Whatever they are, it's nice to see a bit of bright colour here and there.

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  3. Don't know what they are, but they brightened my morning just by seeing them.

    Teri

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  4. Walt, Love the new banner! I'm curious, what do you have to do to get these wider photos? Or is it a secret? Martine

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  5. Love the new banner photo.
    We have been to Chaumont - it's beautiful and your photo does it justice.

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  6. I love frail young plants growing despite the environment. there is something cheering about such hope.

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  7. I think it is Erodium cicutarium / Common Storks-bill / Bec-de-grue à feuilles de Ciguë. It's in the true Geranium family.

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  8. judy, they look a little like ferns, don't they?

    jean, that's for sure!

    teri, cool!

    martine, thanks. Getting the wider photos involves editing your template's html code and using a url link to the photo rather than the blogger uploader.

    michael, the hope of spring, I hope!

    susan, thanks! I've not heard of storks bill before. I'll look it up to learn more!

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  9. susan, I've looked it up and now realize what it is! I recognize the flowers. I've taken photos of them so many times.

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