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Contrasts of Thoughts

Updated on February 26, 2012

The Monkey Puzzle

The view at dusk from the house.
The view at dusk from the house. | Source

Thoughts from home today.

The sun is shining through my window,

milky white light bouncing back off the wall.

The pale grey blue of the sky,

Is searching for the brightest blue behind the clouds.

Spring is in the air.

Magical colours dotted in the garden,

primulas in bright yellow, orange and white.

Variegated ivy in colours of subtle green with a silver whisper,

growing attached to a trunk of a dead ash tree.

Nature’s way of turning the tide.

The black wrought Iron Gate,

In stark contrast to the white walls of the house.

Curtained windows in colours of mink and red,

open the welcome to my home.

My heart, my soul and my life.

The huge monkey puzzle tree,

that stands so proud at the edge of the field.

Offers shelter to my horse in winter.

Timber so hot to burn on the open fire, foreboding

and yet clings to this land with needles so sharp.

Spring lambs frolic in the distance,

only two small fields away.

They play on their mothers' backs,

with no sight or care for the future.

just today, and the present time.

Daffodils peep through the wild hedge row,

Pure yellow pleasure in the thorns of the black thorn bush.

The buds of the wild hedge rose,

will flower pink in the summer.

An open eye for the beauty of summer to arrive.

Spring is in the air. Summer will shortly follow.


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      6 years ago

      You paint a beauty of a picture !......:-}

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      How Beautiful, True renewal as see through your Minds Eyes and presented for us to Enjoy! And I did! Loved the view from your Window, Bluestar. LOL.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Your country is so beautiful. The photo was lovely; makes me want to go there. Spring is in the air here in S. Fl. too.

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      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Wonderful work Annette. Good to see your brain cells working and producing beauty.

      The Frog

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Net, what a lovely view from your window, I wanted to be there with you...

      Lovely, thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Your work here radiates a joy for renewal as winter recedes and spring brings both warmth and hope.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dearest Annette,

      Your words paint a vivid picture of glorious beauty. This piece makes me yearn to join you (and Rosemay!) in your heavenly paradise.

      I always love to see something new from your corner of the world, Sista! Voted UP & Beautiful...

      Hope you are well and TTYS. Love, Maria

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A lovely heartwarming poem

      Can I come and sit and have a cuppa with you, it sounds so beautiful. It is a long time since I sat and watched little lambs playing king of the castle.

      Enjoy your spring and look forward to summer :)

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Hi Annette, You live in a beauitful area and I'm jealous looking out of window to a beautiful scene.I haven't a lovely lamb jumping up and down enjoying it's little self in such a long time.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This brought a feeling of warmth into my chilly day. Your view is beautiful. I loved the imagery of the Lambs frolicking..Thank you Annette..

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Annette, I wish I was there. I feel I take the seasons for granted because I am always experiencing the same. It must be something to see the transition from winter to spring to summer and autumn. This is so beautiful.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Hello Net,

      This is very beautiful! Your picture outside your window is very breath taking..

      Thank you for sharing,



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