Thursday, March 10, 2011

Limited Palette

I am a fickle mistress;
In other days, your colors would not call.

Sweet whites so different from the Winter's snow,
All close, embraced within each others arms.

The grays and greens of faerie drapings,
Awaiting small magic hands to cut and sew.

My prejudice is lifted as now, the lowly weed~~
A joy to see, decked out in crystal beaded finery.

And sturdy regimental soldiers,
Push forth from under skeletal leaves.....

A delicate and frilly denizen sparkles,
Amongst the remnants of the Fall.
Soft, now, and melting earthward.

And one lone bud,
Quite brazen, waiting,
For the sun of Spring.

Thus life returns in moments
Hidden and unwitnessed.
But proudly shines
In garden hidden~~
Tis magic,
Not the soil I know. 


Bunny said...

Good morning! Beautiful photos and lovely poetic verse. Wish we had some vision of spring here. Total rain for the last two days with on and off freezing bits tumbling from the sky. I am working in a office this week thank goodness my last day is today. Long days without my stitching.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well thanks Bunny! Of course I spoke too soon~~opened the garage door for hubby and SNOW was falling.....
Omgosh; the endless WInter!!!
Glad you can get back to you *real work* soon!


yoborobo said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the contrast of the green against those grey-browns. We are getting soaked with rain here today, so I expect that by the weekend Maryland will be green again - YAY!!!!!!! :)) xoxo Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I had walked by these items numerous times....then yesterday I was out there and saw one snowdrop, which usually means other things are beginning to pop. Walked in the rain getting a few photos and was surprised at the *GREEN* of the little guys!
Of course, I think everything will be put on hold for a few more days....LOL!!!


Luthien said...

oh wow!! my fren ... you are quite a poet! Wordsworth or Keats? ... i think Wordsworth ... yours have a lot of hope in it :) and darn... those photos are so magical ... a snowdrop, reminds me so much of Stardust the movie :) beautiful post!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Luthien,

I always try and record Spring on the blog in words and pics~~often it passes so darned quick if I did not have photos I wouldn't remember we ever had it! ;-D
It was fun cropping the pics and seeing what was in the background!


Elena said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! Loved the photos and words to go along with them. Hopeful.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Elena~~~yes HOPEFUL!!! I didn't mind being COLD and WET to get the pix, so that is step one toward warmer, prettier days! ;-)


elle said...

There are several feet of the white stuff to get thru but it is nice to remember what is waiting. VBSigh

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Elle,

We went through so many feet of the white stuff this year, I feel like a large Popsicle! I don't like Spring storms, but the little moments like these? They are THE BEST!!!


NuminosityBeads said...

So succulent! Spring here is going from cold and snow to hot and dry in one week but that's Arizona for you.
Missing the green just a bit.
xoxo Kim

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Green is popping up all over for sure. This post was so serene and inspirational. Great gal.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Kim, sometimes it does that here~~we never know for sure! Nice succulent Spring or get blown off the map or just turn to heat and bake! LOL!
Such excitement.....NOT! ;-)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Peggy!

Good to hear from you~~I bet you have more green there than we do!
I just hope my magnolia stays tightly in the buds...I hate years when I lose it to late cold spells....and it is TOO BIG to cover!


Janet Ghio said...

What a nice poem and the photos are wonderful! Spring can't come soon enough!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I totally hear you on that Janet....what a LONG winter this was....taxing on the creative soul to say the least!


Debra She Who Seeks said...


texwisgirl said...

So beautiful! Popped over from LauraX's spot to say hello and admire your beauty! :)

LauraX said...

Oh Anne, your painting of renewal in words and images is a balm to my heart, surrounded by a gray wintry morning.

Gloria said...

Great way to start out the day. The greens I love. Very soothing.

audrey said...

Anne, these photographs are FABULOUS and your words give us hope for beautiful Spring days!
It is a joy to see the little green sprouts emerging from the earth. Miracles, for sure.
♥ audrey

Jan said...

Lovely photos, Anne, and your words just enhance them beautifully. Not so sure about your reference to "faerie droppings" though.

The Garden Bell said...

Wait a second. We don't have these popping yet. Just not fair. Lovely and a pleasure to have stopped by. It's been a while.

dosfishes said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Snowdrops are so delicate and pure looking. Wonderful post my friend. xox Corrine

My Grama's Soul said...

This was so very Beautiful!!!


Emma said...

Very lovely, pics & words.Looks like my garden, snowdrops in amongst winters decaying leaves. I think I saw my first primrose whn driving by. I will walk to it tomorrow & see.

Irene Cortez said...

Lovely pics!!! And your words made this post even more captivating! :-)

Robbie said...

Spring is here...I'm mean, there!!! Great shots!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Beautiful thoughts and images...sweet reminders that change is coming. It is snowing tonight here...I hope it does not last long. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

studio lolo said...

The new life really is a wonderful juxtaposition with the decaying leaves of winter! You'd think we wouldn't even want to see SNOWDROPS either because they contain that four letter word! They are sweet and delicate though.
It's pouring here, but much warmer. I'll take it! And the entire west coast is bracing for a possible tsunami spurred by japan's quake.

What a freaking mess sometimes! No wonder I stay hidden :D

I enjoyed the prose too, Anne. Really fitting with the images.

Stay warm and dry!


Halle said...

Your photos are beautiful!

Sunshineshelle said...

It's all been said, you're Freakin' Fantastic...
oh the photos & words are pretty good too ;)

Carol said...

Gorgeous photos, beautiful words. We rarely, if ever, see such little images here, it never gets cold enough to start warming up. Oh, I'm probably feeling jaundiced after such a long spell of heat, humidity and no rain - but it really is lovely to see the signs of spring from your end of the world.

*Ulrike* said...

Loved the words and photos too. Spring is zooming by here, and bringing crazy weather to boot. At least (keeping my fingers crossed) we don't have snow!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This morning we have rain-rain-rain.
Which doesn't mean we won't see snow-snow-snow.....
It *is* Indiana.


di from di-did-it said...

aw, more lovely images and words.... I soak in these posts from you, Anne... thank you so much for sharing this beautiful world through your eyes!

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