Our landscape is back to the bare bones.
Again we can catch a glimpse at the structure of things,
the truth of them.
Leaves blown from branches, grasses falling back to Earth,
we are left with the finely wrought network of stem and branch
only partially obscuring our view of what is beyond.
The horizon has opened.
Woodland windows opened to see past the edges,
into the heart of things.
There is a hardness, an emptiness, a utilitarian look to the world in winter.
Sharpness in the air echoed by the sharpness of the light
Echoed again in the sharp chirps and trills and laughter
of birds calling to one another
With warning, with encouragement, with wisdom
With the sheer joy of a light washed winter day.
All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014
Look at that eagle! Beautiful. 🙂 I wouldn’t have spotted him if I hadn’t read the comments first. Nature does seem to be almost down to the bare bones this time of year.
Yes- I hope you’ve had a beautiful day with snow on your garden, Robin. Just wind and bitter cold here. You spotted the eagle! Two landed in the tree, conversing. I could only find one with the lens… They were having a great time. Best wishes… WG
I just spotted the Eagle! Lol
Another beautiful post!
I love it!
Beautiful photos! (:)
Thank you! It was such a beautiful day to be out yesterday. Did you spot the bald eagle in the pine tree? There were 6 out flying around over the creek yesterday. Happy New Year! WG
You are very welcome!
And I guess I missed the Eagle,but I am sure I will look again,lol
Happy New Year To You Too! WG
Hope you have a Blessed one!