Splashes of Color in an Otherwise Neutral Landscape

Winter –

img_1679If there is snow we see a season of white

Otherwise we see shades of brown and gray

But walk slowly and look closely

and you will see colors of spring and summer

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Fast Forward

What lingers is the internal memory of the cold

I felt as though I could never get warm and wondered if I would ever feel the warmth of the sun on my body

Now I cherish the sunshine as does Mother Earth

The vegetable garden in winter, early March 2015
The vegetable garden in winter, early March 2015

 

The vegetable garden in summer, 2015
The vegetable garden in summer, 2015

Lazy Days of Summer

The stillness that once was

Pampas grass crumpling under the weight of the snow
Pampas grass crumpling under the weight of the snow

Is nothing more than a memory

Early March snow storm
Early March snow storm

Gaia’s children join in the chorus honoring their mother

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow

 The coldness that permeated every cell

Early March 2015 snow storm

 Has now been replaced by sun-baked warmth

Great Spangled Fritillary drinking nectar from self-seeded echinacea plants
Great Spangled Fritillary drinking nectar from self-seeded Echinacea plants

Gaia’s removed her white blanket of winter and put on her summer party dress

Asiatic lilies
Asiatic lilies
Self-seeded viola after a rain shower
Self-seeded viola after a rain shower
Echinacea - White cone flower
Echinacea – White cone flower
Terraced garden behind home
Terraced garden behind home
Mullein flowers growing in front of barn
Mullein flowers growing in front of barn
Drum stick allium
Drum stick Allium

Gently Falling Snow

From heights unimaginable feather soft crystalline structures drift lazily to earth blanketing all they touch.

Backyard garden

But sun and wind melt and harden what once was a blanket into a glaze that coats the landscape.

Farmlands west of the Lehigh Valley

Barns and field stone homes of the farmlands endure yet another Pennsylvania winter.

Field stone home

Wishing all a peace-filled serendipitous new year . . .