Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter Cabbage

"I thought you went for a walk, not a swim!" was George's comment when I returned home the other day and showed him the photos from my walk.  These cabbages are right next to my front door and I can't believe I walked by this awesomeness every day and didn't notice! Although faded, they are still amazingly beautiful.  My mom bought me these cabbages in the fall and their transformation from bright and bold to soft and delicate is remarkable.

My eyes hear
The wrinkled song
Of fading cabbage leaves

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Berry Feast

I haven't been posting much lately because I have been holed up in my house avoiding the cold weather.  But yesterday a friend asked me to walk their dog and it forced me to venture out and I realized that if I bundle up properly, it really is not going to kill me.  So today, even though it was only in the 20s, I took a brisk walk around the neighborhood. 

As I was walking I noticed several trees had dropped all their berries and the robins were having quite a feast.  I stopped by the house to grab the camera and sat near the trees to try and photograph them.  As I sat still waiting for the birds to get used to me, cars kept driving by asking if I was OK.  They were probably thinking, "What kind of freak would sit out in twenty degree weather next to a pile of rotting berries?"  After I reassured them I was OK they would drive away and the birds would slowly return and I thought, "If they only knew what they were missing they would be sitting next to me!"