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Snow Twigs; A Wintry Inspired Photo and Poetry Collage

Updated on March 26, 2017

The last week of February in good ole Michigan of USA, we were doused with one of those heavy snowfalls with crystallized flakes sticking to every thing in sight. Not a single tree trunk, 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 of photography and poetry from Mother Nature and Old Man Winter! Also, and anecdote about the recent threats to the Easter Hemlock Tree.


Snowy Tree Trunks and Twigs Galore
Snowy Tree Trunks and Twigs Galore

Snow Twigs


No longer hiding our bareness of limb

not even from our 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


Winter Beauty Straight Out my Back Door
Winter Beauty Straight Out my Back Door

Twig or the Trunk


What's more important?

the twig or the trunk,

The answer is simple . . .

One without the other

would be dammed and debunked


Winter's Quiet Hush


Listen . . . can you hear?

The soft pitter-patter of the 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

and cause me to miss this beauty before my eyes


Beech Leaves Hang On Throughout Winter
Beech Leaves Hang On Throughout Winter

Ode to the Leaves of the Beech


Leaves of the beech trees

hang tight in winter's breeze,

Hold on friends, that's what they say

don't let go till another day,

Here comes nature's wrath

again and again,

Together we stand

divided we fall

Face it, my friends

we're here for the long haul


A Neighbor's Abandoned Barn Deep in the Forest
A Neighbor's Abandoned Barn Deep in the Forest

The Six Senses of the Abandoned Barn


Once upon a time, but not anymore

so much life happened here, now written in lore,


I saw wagons, goats, pastures and chicken feathers

pedal 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

teenagers in my haystacks escaping from the rest,


Today, I sense their fleeting spirits every now and then

to say hello and remember when . . .



My Moody Yard
My Moody Yard
The Snow Bound Forest Near My Home
The Snow Bound Forest Near My Home

How Many of Thee

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 at how many new trees popped into view presented by the magical sticking snowfall!


How many of thee are we

about a million and three,

The world population better watch out

move aside humans, have no doubt,

Make room for our species

or you'll fall to pieces

when we're gone


Hemlock Evergreen
Hemlock Evergreen

In the early nineteen hundreds, many of the hemlock trees in Michigan were cut and bark stripped for their tannin used in animal hide industries. Today, they are threatened by an invasive bug and a watch list has been established toward their cause. (See link for what to look for and next step to take). They are a beautiful shade loving evergreen that provides shelter for many birds and animals.


Ode to the Hemlock


Hemlock, oh hemlock

loved by the birds and the bees

sitting quietly under the shade trees,

You look so beautiful and smell so divine

the wind through you needles sounds like a rhyme

The air is fresher when you're around

you shelter the animals with your branches abound,

Come back, come back to us, healthy and strong

I never want to say to you, "So long"


 Adirondack Dressed in Snow
Adirondack Dressed in Snow


Darling, shall we sit outside with our tea

Not on your life, my silly hubby



Cool Fence Buried in Snow Photo
Cool Fence Buried in Snow Photo
Snow Twigs Up High
Snow Twigs Up High

Watching


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 wintry 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, actually. Click to enlarge the photo and see amazing 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.

And I'll leave you with that thought for the day . . .

I hope you enjoyed my winter photo tour! Blessings to all . . .


Do you believe you can capture a spirit with the camera?

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Tracks In White Snow: Where do they go?
Tracks In White Snow: Where do they go?

A children's photo story verse also inspired after a winter's snow by fossillady . . . aka Kathi L. Mirto

 

© 2013 Kathi

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Lol . . . everybody seems to love that red barn, it is unique. I should try and find out more about it! Glad the snow hasn't taken over yet. Thanks for stopping by Crafty! :O)

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Beautiful Hub! I'm from CT so we get a lot of snow at times too. Pictures of snow make such great scenic cards. Some people print out their photos and sell them. My niece lives in TX and had never touched snow until she was 4. The photo here that stands out is that red barn. What a shame that it's abandoned. Too bad it couldn't be lifted up off it's foundation and brought to my back yard. I'd love to have it! LOL

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Happy Mother's day Kathi to one of the greats and I sent you a card on FB. lake erie time 12:44pm it feels like a return to fall here and the heat just came on, yikes, I think I will pack my speedo away for another week or two, lol

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Colin, You are welcome for the alphabet tribute! It was easy to do cause it's just plain and simply the truth!

      The weather is making me mad! No more cold!!! Michigan is notorious for crazy weather patterns and you're not far from us so I imagine is the same where you live!

      Keep the kitties warm and give em a big hug for me!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      The weather is confusing isn't it Kathi - I just woke up from night shift and it dosen't feel like spring or summer today but more like fall once again, lol, is it like that on your side - I hear there may be frost on Monday - yikes!

      Thank you so much for your wonderful tribute on my alphabet piece and when you're not around at the Hub I miss you like mad.

      You will receive a special surprise from me tomorrow and I sincerely hope all is well with you and your family - and please indulge your readers if you can with another presentation of your world class photography and writing.

      Three big Canadian hugs to you from Colin and his cats at lake erie time 11:30am and Tiffy and Gabriel are out back and they love their fresh air and freedom

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thanks for stopping by Eddy . . . good to see you! :O)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Fossillady ;a wonderful share and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you Dolores for the lovely comment, much appreciated! Take care, Kathi

      Epi, you're so nice! May your week ahead be filled with joy and abundance!

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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Kathi - well if we have to put up with the cold, at least we have the beautiful snow. Your pictures are awesome and epigramman up there said it - they look like paintings.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well dear Kathi - you'll always be worth a million dollars to me - well actually you're priceless and so is your photography and writing

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hello dear Colin, you and the kitties can stop by anytime you'd like!

      Sounds like you're enjoying the weather . . . me too. Need to get out in my yard today. Yesterday, I was in Kalamazoo at my sister's house. Every year there is a sixteen block garage sale and I brought some items to sell. Made a hundred bucks, not bad for a days work. Hope all is well with you and sending positive thoughts your way.

      Hugs, Kathi and annoying (lol) Khaki and Patchy

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Just going over this hub presentation again Kathi - and you really do make life beautiful with your 'art' in photography.

      As you may be aware yourself with similar weather conditions we are having early summer this weekend by the lake.

      I am sending sincere warm wishes to you and your family from your 3 Canadians Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel on this sunday morning at 9:03am and please know I only want the best things in life for you

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hey dear Martie, good to see you, hope all is well! Its always nice to get a visit from you. From one busy gal to another! Hugs, Fossi

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful pictures and poetry! Much to ponder, including orbs. Really awesome, Fossi :)

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Lol . . . me to Darryl! Thanks for stopping by! :o)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      What a fun photo collection! I love going out to "play" in the snow myself :-)

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago

      Hi, Fossillady, you are always and deservedly-welcome.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Micky, You're so sweet, thank you darl'n! :O)

      Hi Paradise, I can understand your hesitation about loving the downside of winter's cold and, sometimes, dreariness!Thanks for stopping by! :O)

      Hi daydreamer, so good to see you! Thanks for the nice comment, much appreciated my friend! :O)

      Kenneth, you're so supportive, thank you dear!

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago

      I agree, daydreamer. She's a tremendous talent.

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      daydreamer13 4 years ago

      I forgot how much I enjoyed your hubs. Your pictures and writing style are such a signiture for you. Love it!

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago

      I agree a hundred percent with Mickey Dee.

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      Micky Dee 4 years ago

      Awesomely beautiful dear. And I do love a red barn in winter. It's all so pretty. Your rhymes are the icing.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Fossillady . . . .keep the hubs-a' rockin' my friend! Love them and love how you present your materials!

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      Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Really enjoyed the photos, though I don't, as a rule, enjoy winter much myself. Those pics are beautiful!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Audrey from California, so appreciate you stopping by, I guess you don't see much snow depending on where you live in CA! The snow is pretty, isn't it . . . kind of a hassle to drive in though!

      Hi Audrey "Vocalcoach" . . . how are you sweetie? Your wonderful comment is giving me a big head so I better watch myself, hee! Hugs, Kathi :O)

      Hi Ed, so nice to see you today. I know what you mean about where ever you shoot the camera, sometimes, a beautiful image pops out. It's as if a divine inspiration is behind it . . . and that's what I felt that day! Thank you for the wonderful comment! Kathi :O)

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      As your poll suggests , you sure know how to catch the spirits in action with your camera so well , And in the spirit of your writing , It would have been a lot of fun to walk with you threw that wonderland ! Dont you just love a day when no matter where you point the lens - an image of beauty pops out at you ! Awesome writing ! .......Ed

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Kathi - I'm so impressed with your wintry photo collage. I found myself lost in time while reading "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"

      So brilliant! I felt as tho' I were there among the trees and listening to their conversations. Your photos are striking and some look like paintings.

      You have a beautiful gift and I thank you for sharing it. Hugs to you Kathi!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This is just so lovely! Loved your poetry and the photos make me ong for snow!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      No doubt it truly makes you appreciate summer. If we didn't have to drive in it and put up with the gray days, I think I would actually love it cause the snow is pretty! Thanks for stopping by Jackie! Kathi :O)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh it is so beautiful and you made it a fun trip down the photos with your poetry. If I never had to step out in it and just observed it from a picture window while in front of a fireplace, I might like to live there. lol. It does make you appreciate summer I bet. ^

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Midget, thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment! Much appreciated.

      Hi lbjnflower, so nice of you to say so! :O)

      Thanks again Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago

      @ Fossillady,

      You are welcome. Please keep in touch. I love your writing style. :)

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      Belinda Ferrell 4 years ago from TENN

      Wow What a beautiful hub I enjoyed it very much

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Beautiful, exquisite photos and poems....and yes, nature is under threat. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      You are welcome! I will pay you a visit again!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hello Theater girl, appreciate your kind words! I like how you describe that muffled quiet . . . know exactly what you mean! Hugs, Kathi :O)

      Hi Kenneth, you're so sweet to send a get well wish! Thank you, my friend :O)

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Fossillady,

      I'm so sorry for your cold and sinus problems. I fully-relate.

      Get well soon and keep up the great writing.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Beautiful! I liked the combination of pictures and photos. So evoking of that special kind of muffled quiet that a fresh blanket of snow brings to everything.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You are a dear, Kenneth, sorry so late to respond, but I've been under the weather with the flu and colds. Yuck! Will catch up to you soon! Kathi :O)

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago

      This is still one of my all-time favorite hubs. Very well-written, the lay-out is spectacular and text is flawless.

      I could go on.

      Love ya' and keep up the great work.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hello Xstatic, Kenneth, b., Epi, and Docmo . . . sorry for the delay in responding to all your lovely comments; adjusting to the work life again with a new temporary position working in a classroom of three and four year old autistic children (all adorable). Needless to say, I've been exhausted at the end of the day and even decided to start an exercise program to help me keep up during the working hours. I treasure all your wonderful comments and will be stopping by for a visit soon! Kathi xo

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Kathi- these snow covered pictures are absolutely breathtaking as is your gentle, wintery poetry. this is such a wonderful treat. you have a great eye for such wintery vista. Awesome!

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      Hi Kathi,

      Always a Treat to read your Beautiful Poetry...and look at your Fabulous Photography. Winter and Snow are Beautiful when you write the words...

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....Hi Kathi - I have been missing you and I am just wondering if you and your family are alright - will send you a card on your FB wall - love and hugs from Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 4:28pm on this sunday afternoon

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Fossillady,

      I want to see more of your work. You and your photos are terrific!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      About 60 the last few days with some sun, may rain later today though...

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Lol . . You're so sweet B. Thank you dear! :O)

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      What a Treat to Read and See with my Puffy Eyes! You've captured it all with your words of poetry along with your Beautiful Black and White photos.

      Wonderful Kathi, simply Wonderful!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Well thank you Jim, how is the weather in Oregon these days. We're still feel'n the chill! Stay warm, Kathi

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautfiul photos and enough snow to make me cold looking at it. Well done.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Lol, you make me laugh . . . Yes, it is back to winter, we received a mild dusting which left a couple inches on the ground. I don't mind that as much as the chill back in the 20's. The kitties don't like it especially and I think suffer with cabin fever. I caught you happy thoughts and am sending back to ya! From K and K and P ...hee

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hello Kathi - just popping by to say hello from C and T and G and wondering how my favorite photogropher is (and runway model too)

      Back to winter today with a cold wind chill factor - my speedo, lol, waits for at least another month to come out of its moth balls - lol

      lake erie time 8:54pm and sending happy thoughts to you

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Ah, Hi moonmaiden, my belly dancing nice lady, i wish i had more time to go through everybody's hubpages! Looking through your's today made me think of that! So nice of you to stop by, Hugs, Kathi

      Hi mockingbird from Emerald Wells, that sounds like it would be a magical place to live. Thank you for the nice compliment and more blessings to you, Kathi

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Thanks for the good blessings and the gorgeous photography and the heartfelt commentary.

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 4 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      Just gorgeous. Well done indeed. I was just thinking of orbs as well. I never know if its a camera malfunction or the real thing though.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Rolly, So glad Nell introduced you to us! I was hooked starting with Chapter one and look forward to more. I'm not too far from Canada here in Michigan. Thanks you for the great warmhearted compliment! Will be seeing you soon, Many Hugs right back attcha, Kathi

      Thank you nArchuleta, love your name Archuleta, it kind of roles off the tongue . . . hee, Take care, Kathi

      Hi Kenneth, Wow, such a nice comment. Thank you, I'm humbled. You and I both love B&W. With snow and winter, it lends itself to that. I remember the old dark room days when I went to photo-school. I will come over and check out the poem! Hugs, Kathi

      Hi Torrilyn, you're so nice, thank you dear . . .

      Hi Duchess, I'm kinda partial to the old barn photo too, they don't make them like that anymore. Thanks for stopp'n by, Hugs, Kathi

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Current Science, So nice of you to stop by and leave an approving comment! I thank you for that, indeed! Kathi :O)

      Aah Nell, when you wrote you knew it was him, Joseph, and the rest that you said, well, it made me cry . . . It was a good cry, cleansing, if you know what I mean. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! Hugs, Kathi

      Hello Crystal . . . lol, you can visit anytime, thanks for the lovely comment, Kathi

      Hello Gypsy from Texas, nice to see you, I heard just the other day somewhere in your great state they got some snow, maybe the northern portion. Anyway, you'll just have to enjoy it through photos, I guess, until you visit the cold again. Thanks for liking mine, Kathi

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      Duchess OBlunt 4 years ago

      Oh, this was well done! I enjoyed your creative ability in words and pictures. Especially loved the red building against the white backdrop of snow. Thank you for sharing!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      i love poems and i absolutely liked yours

      also great photos that you have included

      hope to read more soon

      Voted up

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Fossillady,

      I am without proper words to aptly describe this hub. It was all things to me at at one time--beauty; sadness; expression of one's heart; life; death; spice of the blood flowing; Oh man what a great piece of work. I loved it.

      Voted up and away.

      I am a huge fan of black and white photography. I used to run the darkroom years ago in the paper I worked for around 23 years. It was great.

      I also dabble in abstract/prose poetry. Just check out my hubs and when you hit one called, "Losing her," you will know.

      Thanks for such a great hub.

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      Nadia Archuleta 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      What beautiful images and words!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Fossillady... you certainly collected a new fan with me. I so love the winter pictures. They are very close to home, living here in Canada. Great writing and accompanied in such a wonderful way ...

      Many Hugs from Canada

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Such beautiful photos, wish I was there. I haven't seen snow in years. Your poetry was also lovely. Well done, voted up and awesome.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your poetry and your photos. I was just taking snow pictures a little while ago. The snow is coming down here right now. It snowed yesterday too. It seems it's never going to stop. The blue spot is strange. When I was taking a picture of one of our trees today I caught a mist that shouldn't have been there but I guess something outside must have caused it. Voted up on your pretty hub.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      These photos are truly stunning and the poetry is a lovely touch. Can I come visit you next winter? ;)

      Voted up, beautiful and sharing.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi kathi, that was so amazing, I was going to say wow but somebody beat me to it! lol! the photos were stunning, and the leaves I first thought were photoshopped or something, I never realised that they stayed there all winter. I love the poetry, the barn made me see everything you mentioned, and yes I am sure it retains its memories too, and yes, the orb? of course it was him, he is keeping an eye on your amazing talent, wonderful, voted up and shared, nell

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      Jason 4 years ago from HighPoint, N.C.

      I love the photos showing the wide-opened county spaces! Snow cover only makes the scenery that much more alluring. /// A Request for more nature-visual hubs {Cedars are a personal fav}

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hey Colin, I know right where that is, although its been quite a few years since I climbed those sandy dunes. Will take your advise and check out Chris's hub!

      Hi Billy, ya, isn't that a cool barn? Kinda stylish and I like your idea to remodel it! Well, thank you for the nice compliment, glad you enjoyed everything! Take care, Kathi

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a lovely journey! The pictures are beautiful as are your words. I love old barns and I gotta tell you, I would love to have the one in the picture. I could remodel and live in that quite easily.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good morning Kathi from lake erie time 9:08am on this Sunday.

      There is a hubber I would like you to check out by the name of

      cam8510 aka Chris

      He is from Michigan and a photograher/writer

      Please check out his hub -Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Eddy, thank you for all your votes and your lovely comment! Hugs, Kathi

      Hi Alicia, You're welcome and I was glad about the blue orb too! Best Wishes right back attcha

      Hey my favorite hippy friend, Wow . . . your comment made me feel really good. Tell you what, if there's one thing I've gotten out of hubpages, besides making nice friends like you, is that it makes you a better writer by sticking with it . . . and I knew you'd know who the blue light was, hee! Love ya, Fossi

      AA, Hi there, how are you? I'm with you . . . the part about loving winter indoors, lol! Thank you for your nice comment, sweetheart!

      Hugs, Kathi

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      Augustine A Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

      Kathi, love the winter sky in the pictures. I love winter, especially when I'm indoors. And the poetry, the poetry...

      Lovely!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Fossi, you're a poet and i didn't know it..Loved it! Your very best! The pictures are beautiful. I see the blue light, i know who it is. Thank you for sharing your winter wonderland with us. You've come a long way my Hippy friend.

      Love ya, Hugs..

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and poetry, Kathi. I am so glad that you found the orb. Best wishes to you.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wow one great hub and I vote up,across and share all around.

      Eddy.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Mhatter, thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment! Must stop by your hub soon!

      Hi Pras, you're so nice! Thank you for the vote up! Cheers and hugs Kathi

      Hi Epi . . . Interesting about your dream and then you woke up to a glorious day! I'd say that was a good omen. We woke up to clouds, but it's supposed to be warm. I feel spring in the air! I hope the rest of your day continues to be glorious!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Yes Kathi your photograph of the blue orb has haunted me - I thought about it in my dreams last night. Just woke up to a glorious sunny day on this side of the lake at 9:12am - must go and sit outside on the deck with the cats on a day like this ...

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Colin, Ah ha, you know its him! Hee . . . Anyway, I loved your nice welcoming, approving comment. With your encouragement I always feel compelled to keep doing what I do! Really, from the beginning you have made all the difference for me. I will check my FB right now! Three hugs right bach attcha from K and K and P!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....and...wow...Can I say "wow" again, kathi. You have done a wonderful work here. Beautiful poem among amazing pictures of snow. I give my vote to you. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Really well orchestrated. Thank you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hello my dear friend Kathi - please check your FB wall for a nice surprise and I would say that blue orb is most definitely your beloved husband watching over you.

      I like to watch over you too because as a photographer you are a true artist and it is so satisfying when I get to enjoy your poetic thoughts and words which go along with it.

      Some of your photos here look like paintings and I had my mouth open the whole time in awe and admiration of your craft and like I said it is delivered to your lucky readers like a labor of love with the words that compliment your artful images. Stunning , and I am so proud to know you my friend, my world class artist and writer - you always rock Epi's world - lake erie time ontario canada 8:20pm funny because the sun earlier today made it feel more like late April but as soon as it went away it went back to feeling like March again - lol - sending you 3 big Canadian hugs from C and T and G

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh, thank you sweet darlin! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Take care, Kathi :O)

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      This is so beautiful and the photos exquisite. Voting up of course and pressing those buttons too!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Well, thank you snakeslane for being the first to stop by! Many regards to you as well!

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      Verlie Burroughs 4 years ago from Canada

      Fossillady, Enjoying your fresh snowscapes and whimsical poetry. Nicely done! Regards, snakeslane