Monday, December 31, 2012

a flower



i found a flower 
in the snow 
today
it astonished me.
no doubt this old tree 
had a grand chuckle.
in fact, as i skied past
i heard a small, 
very small
sound.

happy new year.
everyone.

24 comments:

aimee said...

love your way of seeing, your stories, the way you walk and ski through this life, and you! thanks for sharing it and hoping it all gets better in the new year and for many moons to come! xo

roz said...

how beautiful.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

and there's even a bit of a wink in the last photo...cheers velma and happy 2013 - and a pat on the head for wendy.

Valerianna said...

I wonder what the small sound sounded like?
I treated myself to a bag of star anise a few days ago... not unlike your flower.

ronnie said...

flower smiles to you too - happy new year xx

Velma Bolyard said...

happy new year all!
aimee, you're so sweet. this is a grand life, i think.
roz, you have a few flowers over in your garden, don't you?
henreitta, thank you says wendy! and me!
valerie, it was...jut a sound..grin. happy!
ronnie, happy happy!

Sophie Munns said...

gorgeous! happy new year Velma!
love alll the posts I've just caught up with. Knee deep snow!
may this be a v good year for all!
s x

Velma Bolyard said...

sophie, that snow is thigh deep! hard to get around unless on skis or snow shoes. agree with your wish!

onesmallstitch said...

that sound was the tree kami wishing you a year filled with imaginings of heart and spirit

Velma Bolyard said...

oh, jean, i love that. thanks!

Jacky said...

unexpected beauty in the snow... I just cant imagine being out skiing as a normal part of your winter (where here I dont even see snow). It sounds very romantic.

Have a wonderful 2013.

Jacky xox

Long Ridge Farm said...

Wonderful!
A good start on a new year...may yours be blessed. And a big hug for Wendy.

Barry said...

V- great find - snow-flower. But I also liked the way the log created a smile shape. All the best for 2013 - health and creativity. B

Barry said...

V- great find - snow-flower. But I also liked the way the log created a smile shape. All the best for 2013 - health and creativity. B

Nancy said...

Happy New Year to you & Miss Wendy! May you enjoy a continuation of beauty :)

Gardener in the Distance said...

It IS a flower. It doesn't look like a flower. It DOES look like a flower.
A flower is a sign of hope and trust. Velma, I hope your year ahead is full of hope and trust. X.

Fiona Dempster said...

Oh me oh my - a smiling tree flower in the snow! How cool is that? One of the best presents yet! May 2013 arrive filled with peace, happiness and creativity for us all...

ArtPropelled said...

I have this wonderful picture in my mind of you whizzing down snowy hills on skis. Wheeeeeeeeeeee...
Happy New Year Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

jacky and robyn, i slog through the snow, gliding and pushing as i'm on cross country skis, not downhill. there are small hills, but no high peaks right here.
thanks, nancy!
barry, a flower and a smile. i like that!
nancy, many thanks, from the wendydog, who no longer goes skiing with me, but will happily walk three miles.
thank you faisal, and thanks, fiona, best to you this new year.

Cait Throop said...

You truly see the most astounding things, Velma! I would have skied right past. Thank you for bringing us beauty this past year! xo

Velma Bolyard said...

cait, i seem to notice things...and often they are so amazing, that now i have this camera and blog i can share them. thank you for weaving rainbows (you know you do!)

jude said...

so beautiful i was lost for words.

susan bowers said...

I think this is one of my favourite posts ........ ever! I can't stop smiling. The photos are glorious, the snowsmile is whimsical and the flower ... well it is a gift.
Hope that sound is getting louder now the New Year is here. May it be a happy and remarkably creative year Velma.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, i was stunned, standing there on my skis
susan, thanks, it was quite the ski! chuckle turning to laughter...

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