Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Winter Pond

The invitation arrives every day--

in the bright spot of sunlight on an otherwise darkened forest floor that perfectly illuminates the first wildflower of spring,

or the freshly laid footprints left in a dusting of snow that lead from a clearing,
and step within,

or a fine feather found resting, undisturbed,
beneath the tree you walked past yesterday, without it.

Those moments when, as if accepting an outstretched hand,
we are drawn in--
to see.

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(tiny hidden detail)
And are held there,


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Kelly said...

Just reading your beautiful words, I can feel myself slowing down, becoming more observant. There is so much there to see.

hitch writer said...

As they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder !!! u have it !!! u make us see it toooo !!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, I have said it before. I wish you would write a book. You could make a book with posts you have made. Please include this one because I would like to read it again and again.

cestoady said...

The eternal beauty of Mother Nature is that she always has her hand extended for us to respond -- even if is only a feather.

This post reminds us how true it is.

nina said...

Have you looked closely at the last picture?
There is a special reward waiting for you there!

Kelly--As you an imagine, I find myself often off-task. So many times I'm drawn aside and sit, watching.

Hitch writer--I know you see it, too. And sometimes it is easier to see tha others--but something is always there.

Lisa--the book thing crosses my mind from time to time. But until I find a willing publisher, this is where I'll be writing. Knowing it touches people is very rewarding--no matter in what form. Thanks for the support you always give me.

Cestoady--Yes, always there, always inviting us from our world into hers.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful poetry.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The invitation is there and we must slow down to accept it.I like the way you put things into words,beautiful.

Joel Alexander Photography said...

I love the blog! Thank you for posting.


Cheryl said...

How very beautiful......
the snowflake what can I say......

Deborah Godin said...

So poetic! Your words and photos feel as if they are abot to reveal all the secrets of the Universe!

Wendy said...

Looks like a paw print in that last pic. A baby bear cub? Probably too early for a baby. A wolf or fox?

Nature Nut said...

Lovely! I enjoyed your words!

Catherine said...

Beautiful post! Wonderful words, gorgeous captures! I love the tracks in the snow, and the feather capture with all of the wonderful light!