Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

Time for another Weekly Photo Challenge. This week the prompt is “fray.”

Fray. Hmmmm, that’s a tough one. As usual when stumped, I default to my garden which never seems to let me down. Here, the frayed seed heads of the clematis vine.


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35 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

  1. mckinneyjodi says:

    Great photo, and I know what you mean about deferring to the garden. I think I need to try some of these photo and writing challenges. Do you have recommendations? I need to better understand the blogging/WordPress world. So far – just winging it and sharing what I love 🙂


    • HI Jodi, I like to do the weekly photo challenges which come through from WordPress every Friday. They give you a topic and you try to post something that fits. Do you follow “The Daily Post?” It’s a blog by WordPress. And many of the writing/photo challenges come through that way. There are other bloggers who do challenges as well but i haven’t tried any of those yet. I have met many interesting bloggers through the photo challenges, I would definitely recommend it.


  2. Hi Barbara- love the clematis seed heads. They just need a pair of googly eyes and we’re all set to play a favourite computer game, Chuzzle!


  3. Yeah, I know. Me and my computer games. 🙄


  4. Diane Ahlberg says:

    A picture of what once was a beautiful bloom to seeds for things to come-


  5. Sue Mayo says:

    You know that I don’t know much about flowers, plants or gardens. May I ask, why are they frayed?
    I do admire their beauty.


  6. Sandra says:

    This stage of the clematis is almost as beautiful to me as the former, showier stage. Nicely captured, Barbara.


  7. Parnassus says:

    Hello Barbara, What an interesting choice you made. Man-made things tend to be ruined when they become frayed but these blooms, in addition to their interesting texture, remind us of the fruiting season to come, and the the promise of more blossoms next year.


    • Hi Jim, I’m eager to see what the photo challenge will be each week. They come up with interesting prompts which sort of force me to look at things with a different eye. It’s great fun! Happy you liked this one! Xie Xie!


  8. nrhatch says:

    Cool shot, Barbara. I like the porch peeking out of the background.


  9. It seems like our gardens hold everything we need, tangibly and intangibly 🙂 Wonder if there is something in there to represent “frayed nerves?” That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw the WPC. I, too, love the seedheads and have started to take photos specifically to create a series of them. Nice work.


    • Good morning, Annette. I couldn’t agree more – observant gardening reveals many life lessons. I’m writing a post on this actually but haven’t inflicted enough self-torture yet to hit the “publish” button. I look forward to your seedhead gallery – I’m sure it will be quite something. And thank you!


  10. Nice clematis! Great photo. Architects say God is in the details; I really think she’s in the garden.


    • Hello, Linda, lovely to “see” you again! It’s a gray and rainy day here in Virginia and the garden is getting a nice shower. I see signs of fall slowly ebbing onto the scene; as you observe, God is in the details….always.


  11. Oh, that photo gives me the end-of-summer blues. Great capture, Barbara. 😉


  12. quarksire says:

    very apprapo, an very kewl shot 🙂


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  16. bkpyett says:

    I love clematis and this is a beautiful seed head!


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