This Holly Plant lives just outside my door.

A season in turmoil. The circle gets smaller. Loved ones pass on leaving us behind to sort out the ravages of being. Such loss is soothed only by a long spring. But wounds remain so, as we find a way to live with them.

we are left standing

as december roars on through

this season of life

a little more worn, rumpled

but for this, we are grateful



Also for Cees Flower of The Day. To view more go here

Flower Of The Day

A Bitter-Berry tree in my yard, highly fragrant blooms. It keeps getting taller. I thought it was a bush! For years it had been dwarfed by another tree that is no longer. Now it is thriving.



For Cees Flower of the day. To see other entries or to participate go here.

Spring Dance

a pair of cardinals

in my garden – in spring dance

they zip here, fly there

pecking at freshly tilled soil

a cold and windy spring day



For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt “Zip & Fly”. To participate or just read go here