What a lovely shot of the seed head, Terry. Well done 🙂
We have, what looks like, the same variety here in Victoria, but my images are nowhere near as warm (and interesting) as yours. Your white balance looks much better than mine too. I learn a lot from photographers who photograph the same plants as me 🙂
What a gorgeous seed head. It’s so unusual. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in the clematis family, but that color is pretty and appealing. I imagine you are about ready for some color to show up!
Before I saw the photo the title made me think you had clematis blooming already! I would have been jealous since they say we might see as much as two feet of snow tomorrow.
I wonder if that clematis is a native. We have one here called Virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana) with very similar seed heads.
We also have the Virgin’s Bower here, but this one is a commercial variety (I don’t know its name). I don’t envy you that snow. We have been getting rain and a lot of ours has melted, but there is about three inches of ice at the bottom of the larger snow banks.