Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Finding Winter

When the leaves stop falling, before there is snow,
we look for the intrigue in cold, short days.

The children find it.
A walk of purpose turns to a hunt for treasures.
The bunny-soft thrill of pussy willow catkins,
chicken eggs discovered in a tree hollow, 
berries as crisp and bright as a late august bloom.

American pussy willow catkins (Salix discolor)

Winterberry, ilex verticillata


  1. Talented writer, this woman! Where is the beautiful garden? I want to visit!

  2. You're welcome. Remember from whence they came.


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