Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Winter blooms

Another snow.

Beneath the covered branches, single flakes caught in the finest strands of a summer spider’s thread, hang—
the lightest load on the strongest line, weightless in winter air.

Fluffy piles like feathers, grow
tall in the still morning.

Although I long for a warm breeze through this field of wildflowers,
today the winterflowers bloom.

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Lynne said...

That stranded snowflake is pure magic.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You captured the snowflakes in the spiders web so perfectly. As Lynne said..magic.

I love to see snowflakes like that. It is a rarity.

Have you read the Kenneth Libbrecht books about Snowflakes? A great read if you like snowflakes.

LauraHinNJ said...

Lovely theme for these pics!

I've been noticing bird's nests all of a sudden and need to take some pics and put a post together with them. It would be extra nice to have some snow here to fill the nests with!

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is beautiful... looks good enough to eat.

Old Wom Tigley said...

WOW WOW and WOW again....
I nearly missed that snowflake... this is a superb capture... one of the best pictures I've seen in a while.. boy I wish I could capture something like this. :O)

Mary said...

You are wonderful. The snowflake is magical. Wow. Could this be the last snowfall until next winter?

Diane said...

another lovely set of photos. I'm especially fond of the bottom one: I love how the snow is cupped in its embrace.

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Jennifer said...

Oh I love love love the snowflake in the spiderweb!

Sandpiper said...

Beautifully written and described. The snowflakes you capture amaze me. I never see perfect snowflakes like that. It's snowing this morning and my world is white again here. I think I'll go out and look for the perfect snowflake. Maybe they all live at your house. ;-)