Wednesday, January 11, 2012

dismal winter

 i wonder
why this winter
keeps me
looking and looking
but still dismal
 small snows
 most days i walk wendy
looking at the land 
 an old friend
canada thistle
on the road shoulder
a paper plant
 skies
rolling through
 promise 
bring strangely warm winds
these last two
are out the window,
one with flash
one sans
it's all how you look at things

13 comments:

Dee / Cloth Company said...

yr pictures really capture the mood of 'dismal' and wondering - it's impossible to 'enjoy' the warm weather knowing its a symptom.

Valerianna said...

Dismal, yup, that seems to be the way it is. I think the snows cheer me, and I didn;t really know that before. In the gray and hard days of January, snow is a gift to lift the spirits. We've had pretty much nothing since October save a slight dusting once or twice.

neki desu said...

agree. it's warm here too. we haven't turned on the heating one day.feels eerie.

aimee said...

so true! but so easy to forget, the way we see and look. and so fickle. but you pinpointed something true about this winter that i think we are all feeling.

mansuetude said...

Wonderful photos. I love the shifting light of grey days, but we get so much summer.

Your rock made me think of a great old animal fenced in and waiting to awake. To eat of spring. (because I never see much rock South, it was such a gift)

aracne said...

I like this 'it's all how you look at things'. It is so true, attitude is everything, it can influence how we feel and, in the end, how we enjoy life.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

on my mother back lawn, in cities our patch is equivalent to your woods, it's been warm enough to have two dandelions bloom (in january) and a little white pansy face has popped up. All the flowers are thumb nail sized but they color the other gray surface with just a little bit of joy. maybe we all search for that little bit of extra.

jude said...

i was just thinking that it was harder, but prettier with all that snow last year. lighter maybe.
nice rings in those 2 top photos.

onesmallstitch said...

the same here on the wet coast - dull and dreary - although it's a very dry winter which we will pay for in the late summer. I think it also has to do with expectations. weather is different this year. we need to pay attention.

deanna7trees said...

omg...when i saw that 3rd image, i thought it was a huge tortoise and my heart started to beat real fast...and then reality set in. it really is about how you look at things.

Velma said...

dee, val, neki, aimee, henrietta, jean, it's a weird dry winter, keeps reminding me of wyoming, somehow. weird for here.
m, a, and d, a rock beast, and they're lurking all over here.
jude, yes! i was thinking of you. i have a few more coming along, too.

Fiona Dempster said...

A weird winter for you - a crazy summer for us here.So the world might be tilting top AND bottom! I was interested to read how the lack of snow made you realise how much you appeciated it. The light, the sense of time passing in its rightful manner...Go well, snow well.

Velma said...

weird winter, crazy summer. we're on the global warming roller coaster.