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Generous Winter

Branches in frosty bloom (Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly)
Branches in frosty bloom (Photo © 2016 by V. Nesdoly)

Spring chooses apple
quince, cherry, plum trees for blooms
but Winter’s crystals,
indiscriminate, flower
any plant whose arms are raised.

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

Last weekend we had a few days of gorgeous hoarfrost. This is not usual here so I was thrilled to have my camera along on Sunday when we walked the path at Derby’s Reach and the whole place was like a giant orchard in bloom. Our rains are back now and the frost is long gone… but not before I got a few photos and a poem.

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today byTabatha Yeatts at her always intriguing blog The Opposite of Indifference.

14 thoughts on “Generous Winter”

  1. I’m glad you shared and wrote about that beautiful scene, Violet. We have snow today, but just enough to look pretty, not enough to hamper too much. Love the idea of the plants & trees lifting their branches for a bloom.

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  2. What a stunning photo! Thank you for capturing something I’ve never seen and pairing it with such a lovely poem (and one that anticipates Spring!).


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