GB Muse Day (February Blues) – 02012011

You’ll see it in an icicle –
The cloudless, aqua sky.
In cobalt rivers, churning water
Into silver ice.

In shadows that streak landscapes
With steel bars of indigo,
In bitter wind that sculpts blue crystals
Into drifts of snow.

In sun-dappled depressions,
In star-filled, sapphire nights;
You’ll find the blues of winter
In daybreaks and in twilights.

I think this glacial color
Is my favorite, frosty hue.
Hand of Nature, swaddles Earth
In shades of winter blue.

© Nancy J. Bond

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.

GB Muse Day – Merry December 1st!

Do their little black caps keeps them warm?

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”

-   Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn Choi at Sweet Home & Garden Chicago.

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day – Nov 2010

 

Miss Forsythia is just as beautifully golden in the fall as she is in the spring.

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
–  Elizabeth Coatsworth

Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day is hosted by Carolyn at Sweet Home & Garden Chicago.