Monday, February 27, 2012

two in a row

 skiing 
 again
 keeps me feeling
 right in the head
 centered and grounded
 alive and tingly 
 but on this overcast late afternoon,
almost evening
 wendy took off for a little bit into the woods
just ran off, the brat
 her selective deafness annoying
 but oh, her love of the snow
the trees
the excitement of smells
traces of rabbit, deer, grouse
and three young runners 
who were unable to rid themselves of her
until one of them, wise in the way of dogs,
broke a stick and threw it back towards me
and then she remembered 
i ski with her, not these cute boys!
 another hermitage
 is slowly sinking into
the forest floor
 someone had a bottle
 and roofed over the a frame
with feed bags, then brush
and here is an enameled metal object
that i may try to salvage
next time? 

9 comments:

Valerianna said...

I can relate to the "keeps me feeling right in the head" statement. Oh, can I!
Looks like that metal object was target practice!

And good you got another ski! Here, nothing but hard-icy snow, good for walking on at least.

fabriquefantastique said...

beautiful immages

Velma said...

valerie, the hard icy snow is on it's way, but if possible i might have one more day of skiing, but may have to go down the road a piece to higher elevation.
fab, thank you!

neki desu said...

woman responding to nature.
the colors min the photos are a lot like your materials in last thursday's post

Fiona Dempster said...

I can hear/feel the joy and freedom skiing give you - a way to be in touch with your world that matters. Happy skiing from a sweltering Maleny. F

Penny Berens said...

I expect Wendy rushes off to roll in the snow...that's always the first thing my rusty pups to! And do go back and selvage that rusty thingy.

Velma said...

neki, yes, the colors keep their own beautiful company
fiona, sweltering is hard to imagine now! skiing is joy!
penny, ALL the time. and i will, if i remember!

iNd!@nA said...

delicious object.

one of my students once brought to class an old can that had been thoroughly shot at. the middle bit was steel and the ends aluminium - an absolute treasure in the dyepot!

Velma said...

i put that pic in for you! guess i'll go back and pick it up!

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