Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27



"Bare branches of each tree

on this chilly January morn

look so cold, so forlorn.

Gray skies dip ever so low,

left from yesterday's dusting of snow.

Yet in the heart of each tree,

waiting for each who wait to see,

new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,

like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,

buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow."

Nelda Hartmann

22 comments:

Glenda said...

The promise of spring . . .

You have an eye for capturing the ordinary in an extraordinary way!

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous Mari! Beautiful shot!

bonifer said...

I love the simplicity of the tree, and the 'framing' is so nicely done,
great capture, Mari!!

sara said...

this is just a beautiful picture!

Christina said...

Simplistic and beautiful. Love the poem. Your snowflakes on the black background is perfect for your snowy views this season. :)

Kathy said...

Lovely post and lovely poem by Nelda Hartmann. I have a cousin by the name of Nelda. Unusual name. Although I don't for one minute believe my cousin is a poet!

S. Etole said...

Beautiful combination of photo and poem. Our worlds look much alike.

B. Meandering said...

The tree looks so exposed against the backdrop of the line of bushy trees, but yet it looks like it's drawing itself up proudly as if to say, "This is what I am and I'm fine with that." Really cool composition here, Mari.

Cindy said...

beautiful shot, Mari!

Regina said...

Beautiful one!
Happy weekend.

LuAnn said...

pretty Mari !!!

kari said...

it a gorgeous photo Mari.

Kelly L said...

Beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

Just beautiful!

amson said...

Such a contrast to our colour. I would love to see a winter like this. The light must be amazing.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful shot Mari! I love the vignette you used. It's perfect.

Dot O said...

Mari, I am finding your photos so peaceful to look at. This is just so serene.

Wow!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hats off to you Mari. This is really pretty.
Have a great week. xo jj

bentonflocke said...

like the poem and your fantastic shot

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Terrific shot; stark yet beautiful.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Just Mom said...

Simply beautiful!

Nancy said...

Great shot, Mari trees are always so cool in any form. Enter me in again on the CSN give away, please