Snow Twigs; a wintry photo collage
The last week of February in good ole Michigan of USA . . . We were doused with one of those snowfalls . . . heavy, crystallized and wet sticking to every thing it landed on. Not a tree trunk, bent branch or tiny twig was exempt from its free fall! Nature never ceases to amaze me, not even during the dull days of mid winter. Please enjoy my inspiration from Mother Nature and Old Man Winter!
No longer hiding my bareness of limb
Not even from my closest of kin
There are so many of us I never knew
Standing right next to me in shadowy hues
Nice to meet you
Nice to simply see you
How do you do . . .
Love your new coat all furry and white
Just like the one I'm wearing with the name brand "Snowbright"
It's a new line that just came out
Mother Nature designed it during one of her bouts
What's more important?
The twig or the trunk
The answer is simple . . .
One without the other
Would be dammed and debunked
If you were to drive up my driveway, this is what you'd see! I added a texture to the photo to enhance the sky, but other than that, the crystal snowflakes made everything come alive!
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Listen . . . can you hear
the soft pitter-patter of hush-hush snow
without the whistling wind to blow away blow
Oh, how lovely this quiet moment I prize
No worries, no doubts to which I despise
to cause me to miss this beauty before my eyes
The golden leaves of the beach trees hang on to their branches all the winter long, even when heavy snow, bruising winds and fluctuating temperatures try to shake them off!
Hold on tight boys
that's what I say
don't let go till another day
Here comes another one of nature's wrath
Don't let her bully you, we must stay on path
Together we stand
Divided we fall
Face it, my friends
We're here for the long haul
The Six Senses of the Abandoned Barn
Once upon a time . . .
I saw wagons, goats, pastures and chicken feathers
petal pushers, fruit stands and grapevines tethered
I smelled honey bees, corn crops and gardens of roses
kerosene and dairy farms offending neighborhood's noses
I tasted potatoes and peaches stored in my upper decks
radishes, rhubarb and preparations for picnics
I heard horse hoofs, seesaws and hands sifting through grain
the rat-a-tat of woodpeckers and passing trains
I was touched by drooping branches over the top of me
and the footsteps of laughing children running around free
I felt the family struggles and times of success
Visitors in my haystacks escaping from the rest
Today, I sense their fleeting spirits every now and then
To say hello and remember when . . .
There are about ten or so acres across the street from where I live, but strolling though the forest that day, I was rather amazed how many new trees popped into view because of the snow on their trunks!
How many of thee are we
About a million and three
The world population better watch out
Move aside people, have no doubt
Make room for our species
Or you'll fall to pieces
When we're gone
A children's photo story verse also inspired after a winter's snow by fossillady . . . aka Kathi L. Mirto
When I look up
into the tops of trees
I get the feeling someone's
looking back at me
With a deep breath I say, "Hi"
To that big ole wonder eye in the sky
Notice anything unusual about the cabin photo? There's a bright blue circle of light on the front of the cabin to the right. It's kinda hard to miss it, actually. Try enlarging it and see details in the orb. I believe I captured a loving spirit of someone who was watching over me during my forest photo stroll; someone I feel close to me quite often. I won't say who I think it was, but those of you who know me well enough already from hubpages, could probably wager a pretty good guess.
And I'll leave you with that thought for the day . . .
I hope you enjoyed my winter photo tour! Good blessings to all . . .
Do you believe you can capture a spirit with the camera?
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