Sometimes, no words are needed.
amidst familiar realities transformed into landscapes of unwelcoming frigidity, harmonize like a squirrel in the snow, drawing on autumnal bounties and memories of summers past, for soon icicles will melt away, freeing frozen dreams in Spring's long awaited thaw
cross the white bridge transitioning from autumnal dreams into the bleak reality of shadow-cast days awakening to discover the wisdom of the winter crone
Winter's Child He had to wait for winter to arrive. Or so they told him. The summer, they said, belonged to others. He had to wait for the air to turn chilly and the wind biting; for the frost to form on the trees. Only then would it be his time. But the summer seemed... Continue Reading →
During December I again photographed the meadow, wooded area and stream in my village for Cardinal Guzman's Monthly Changing Seasons challenge. With the busyness of Christmas preparations, along with an unseasonably warm but drearily overcast month, I only managed a handful of visits to my favourite place, but luckily those few walks gave me plenty of pictures!... Continue Reading →
During November, despite spending the majority of my time working on my NaNoWriMo novel, I still managed a few walks down the the wooded area, stream and meadow to take some photographs for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons monthly photo challenge. Don't forget to click on the galleries for better views of the pictures. Come on in. Walk... Continue Reading →
willful late bloomer shrouded by chill apathy awaiting sun's touch I had intended to share my November Changing Seasons post today, but, as it's getting late here and it's still not ready to go, I thought I'd share one of the pictures I took during November instead. The haiku was written in my notepad with somewhat frozen fingers while I was... Continue Reading →
lord of wild spaces revelling in vibrant shades before frosts return I thought I'd take a little break from my NaNoWriMo writing to share a couple of photos and a haiku with you. These pictures were both taken in my sister's garden - a fascinating area that's full of little moss covered statues and odd... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller's Six Word Story Challenge. This week's theme is superfluous. Hat, scarf, gloves - just in case.
This post is for Cee's Fun Foto Challenge. This week's theme is Things that are Cold. I have to admit that I got a little muddled this week. I had it in my head that 'things that are cold' was the theme for the Black and White Challenge. I dug out a selection of cold pictures from my... Continue Reading →
From Winter Retreat, huddle down, as darkness creeps ever further over the barren landscape. Icicle fingers bind tight; hearts and minds joyless, fearful in Winter’s captivity. A flickering glimmer of light amidst shadow. Watch night retreat. A shaft of pale daylight dances across the pristine crystals clothing nature’s naked beauty. A jubilant laugh; a... Continue Reading →
Winter Sleep Winter’s chill creeps and the urge to sleep engulfs nature’s domain, with earthen blankets overlaid with the softest of white coverlets concealing dormant heads, as life retreats from frosty air to await the sun's return.
Midwinter Child As winter strengthens its hold on the land, the light of the sun fades into oblivion’s void, endless night draining joy from the world. Hear the solstice bells chime as pale rays glimmer in a cloud-laden sky, a midwinter child, new-born, cradled in the Mother’s arms, a bearer of hope for future life.... Continue Reading →