Generous Winter

08 Jan
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.


Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Nature, Tanka


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14 responses to “Generous Winter

  1. dorireads

    January 8, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Gorgeous photo. And your poem captures the wonder of that hoarfrost.


  2. Tabatha

    January 8, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Your take on the generosity of winter is wonderfully refreshing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bridget Magee

    January 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I love the idea of winter’s crystals “blooming” anywhere. Lovely poem and photo, Violet. =)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jama

    January 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Love the poem — what a great photo too!

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  5. Linda Baie

    January 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    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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  6. margaretsmn

    January 8, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Amazing photograph. And yes winter is not discriminate about where it lands.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Monica

    January 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    You’ve captured it.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tracy Lee Karner

    January 9, 2016 at 12:08 am

    I love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Carol

    January 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    The picture is gorgeous! And I love your words, such a whole new way of thinking about the winter world. Thank you!


  10. Janet

    January 10, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Gorgeous! both poem and pic.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. maryleehahn

    January 10, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Gorgeous photo, and equally gorgeous poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Keri Collins Lewis

    January 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    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!).


  13. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    January 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    What a sight! Your photo and poem are, once again, a perfect pairing, Violet. The tanka form suits your thoughts well. I love imagining the trees raising their arms to be festooned.



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