Friday, January 25, 2013

Gazing Into A Wintry Landscape of Wonder

Though the wintry landscape palette is not as colorful as other seasons,
 the raw sky does spread out a bright cloth with vivid rose and lavender hues 
each early morning and just before night.

Winter's beauty can be mesmerizing, though wind chills of -13 F do challenge the spirit.

Somehow we all adapt.

We are all creatures of habit. 
Late afternoons and early mornings, I often find our resident Red-tailed Hawk perching 
on the same branch, in more or less exactly the same location, within a stately Oak, 
which solidly stands in a clearing dotted with native blueberries not far from the forest's edge.

The Red-tailed Hawk stands out in a striking way within a foggy, snowy landscape.
Its underwing white mirroring that of the powdered coating etched upon the Oak's limbs
and shrouding a forest of Hemlocks and White Pines.

Winter's white and light can be beautiful and we acclimate to its frigid ways sometimes longing for warmer days.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Recalling Landscape Tapestries of Spring Twenty-Twelve

Looking out on a white and cold landscape, 
I dream of spring, though do not wish to hurry it. 
Since we are in January, I look ahead 
while also following Janus's glances back in time 
towards my favorite Flower Hill Farm landscape tapestries 
of spring twenty-twelve.

It truly is remarkable . . . experiencing the seasons . . . 
imagining this lush, joyous and verdant breath of life . . . 
now resting and dormant within the deepest protected layers 
of crusty, cellular trunks and fleshy roots . . . 
beneath the surface of frozen earth.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A New Year ~ A New Installment to 'A Bestiary' ~ Pileated Woodpecker

My first posting of 2013 to announce and hope you might click over to see my latest 'A Bestiary' installment . . . Pileated Woodpecker. 
This makes number fourteen and it can been seen by clicking here

Special thanks go out to Ecosystem Gardener and activist Carole Brown whose wisdom and expertise have brought together two 'really good' teams over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens  and Beautiful Wildlife Garden

I truly hope to be up and posting regularly soon. Wild Turkeys are happy for the hardening snow so they can move around more easily. I can see a flock walking down towards the forest as I write this. I am happy to understand why it is taking me so long to recover from my travels after getting a flu shot that gave me a wicked flu and turned into bronchitis. I rarely take antibiotics but gladly will take the prescribed dose to feel well again.

All Best Wishes for Good Health along with Great Wildlife and Human Encounters in 2013. 
Peace and Clean Green Energy For All

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