Thorn bushes are not usually something I give two glances to, but this one caught my eye. I loved the colors in the stem of the thorn bush up close. Also, the contrast in the smoothness of the thorn bush overall to the perfected point of each thorn is a wonderful disparity.
In Lincoln Park where new developments abound and contemporary condos are on every corner, finding this old, weathered wood fence gave me a sense of peace and the familiarity of home. The March snow made it even more tranquil in that moment.
This is a dead flowering bush that somehow made it through this perpetual Chicago winter. I took this shot from the base of the stem upward, and loved the strength that the stems and flowering tops portrayed, as though they were ancient cypresses that could live forever....it gave me hope that even I can make it through this winter!
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