I have thoroughly enjoyed the two amaryllis plants my husband gave me for Christmas. Their blooms peaked this week and so these are the last pictures I will share. Once they are done I will be tempted to buy potted tulips and daffodils until my garden starts greening in April. This winter has been long, grey and white for the most part. Now we are coming to its bipolar days of teasing warmth followed by yet another blast of arctic air.
Kathie Brown is a blogger I have followed for a few years now. In Sycamore Canyon, she shared warm and inviting pictures of life with her husband Gus in Arizona. I envied her winter bird counts, her beautiful patio and desert jaunts. Last year they moved to Massachusetts and have endured cold and record snowfalls for weeks on end this winter. But she donned her winter woollies and worked very hard to count birds in January and is making the best of their change of circumstances. She now posts about life and birding at Kathie’s Birds.
Kathie also writes poetry, simple verse, artistry with words - the kind of poetry I understand and appreciate. Here are two recent poems posted on her blog Kathie’s Poet Tree. Do stop there and read more.
This Winter White
When the winter dark and dreary
makes me feel, oh so weary,
and my eyes get oh so blurry,
from looking at all this white!
I start to think of sunny things,
pretty flowers, birds with wings,
hiking on a sunny day
through grasses green
and fresh mown hay,
it lifts my spirits and my mind
and mentally I leave behind
this cold white cage that quells my song,
this winter white and deep and long.
~Kathie Adams Brown (2-5-11)
Abundance is more than food
It is a fullness of heart,
a contentment in the soul,
It is a warm and quiet place to eat your breakfast
On a cold winter’s day.
~Kathie Adams Brown (1-20-11)
Happy Friday with flowers and poems, warmth and friendship...