Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance

The austerity of Winter 2011 —

World dwindling to whiter shades of pale

Small, short steps to balance on the snow, the ice, in slush

Few and fewer daylight hours

Thermometer sinking way below zero (Fahrenheit!)

The abundance of Winter 2011:

Cold and colder days

Long and longer nights

Everests of snow at every intersection

BUT

Memory remains, fueled by photographs of abundance past:

The Once and Future SUNFLOWERS of Summer

urge us onward!

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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Abundance

  1. Kattsby says:

    What a beautiful post!!! Your words … and the picture to brighten up this monochrome day.

  2. TRKN says:

    I was also thinking to post one of my “flower” photos for abundance theme. Then changed my mind and posted fish on the stall. Beautiful photo!

  3. Wow, lovely pic of flowers. I love sunflowers, have even tried to grow them with limited success. The poem is what gives it the finishing touch. Since I am a writer, I enjoy seeing how the written word enhances a picture and vice versa. Good work, Judith!

  4. pauline says:

    Love the way the words shrink into the deepest cold of winter and then blossom out at the end of the piece, suggesting an emergence of joyous petals. A sunflower of a post!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Praise from the Bard of the Berkshires — meaningful indeed.
      (I just wrote it as a text, Pauline, and somehow I guess it turned into a poem along the way. I liked the way it looked to my eye, and now you tell me why! Thanks.)

  5. Timmer says:

    Beautiful picture.

  6. Stef says:

    This is a wonderful picture. I love it!

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