Monday, January 25, 2016

preparations

not sure if its a lawn ornament
a give away
an artistic statement
or just a place for the weary
but it decorates a front yard down the road from my place.
 being prepared has different manifestations.
because the recent big snow 
didn't swing north.
instead
blanketed the mid-atlantic states with lovely fresh stuff,
we've had little snow
and little ice
but we are prepared.
 it was cold this weekend
 with one sunshiny day
 and the tree with the lights in it.
 old pasture fence
propped up to keep young steers in.
 disappearing silo,
 braided ice along the cliff
 with a dusting of new snow.
 i didn't sample this ice
though i licked one icicle from that woodshed.
days are lengthening some
at home, 
 and there were two rainbow feet
 around behind my old farm,
 the big arc between filled with sunset.
wintertime.
it's hard not to look to the sky.
 but i look down,
 too.


12 comments:

Liz Ackert said...

I love every bit of this ... and so appreciate the time and care that goes into putting it here. What wonderful thought poems you have to revisit again and again ... they would probably be beautiful in print, too!

Stephanie Westerhout said...

I could become "lost" in each beautiful picture but the silo is especially wonderful.

Velma Bolyard said...

liz, some folks have told me i'm a poet...but i think probably the land is the poet.
stephanie, that's lovely, and the old silo is just barely holding together.

Suzanna said...

I just love seeing it all and am so glad you show us your world...I miss the scenes of winter.

Velma Bolyard said...

sizanna, thanks, i can't imagine my world without winter

Mo Crow said...

great photos!

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, thank you.

jude said...

what a beautiful wood pile

Velma Bolyard said...

there's a matching one on the other side of the shed.

neki desu said...

a couch t look at the sky.

Barry said...

Hi V - so many gorgeous images in the post - love the madness of the ephemeral sofa installation; through to the silo; the stacked wood; the sunset light; and the quiet simplicity of a stalk in the snow. Thanks for sharing it all. Enjoy and go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, it would be a cold seat...springs probably broken, too
barry, that sofa! it's still there, in the thaw.

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