Monday, December 21, 2015

December Skies

The overcast skies of December are almost white
-a touch of steel
 feather grey;
at first glance, horizon to horizon: clear and cold, rimmed by stark outlines of trees.

Through the window panes these white skies are empty but for a certain light depression.
(this must have powered janis ian, the Cure, Thoreau...

Outside these skies are thick, rich; full of geese, their formations breaking up as they circle down, selecting your fields and the gift
of spilled, uncollected grain.
 Sounds fill these skies; the locals chirping, kawing, calling, excited by the ripple of fresh water --somehow not frozen on this frozen day--miraculous and warm in the perfect circle of dogbowl green.

Outside the skies are deep like the ocean and full of possibilities and change.

Down the road on the eagle tree, a pair of Balds sit and watch ten thousand perfect white geese.

kansas winter skyline mary todd

“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.”
henry david thoreau

The Eagle tree:
Pictures and Perfect Bald Eagle HERE

the eagle tree at sunrise by mary todd
More Thoreau

click to view large:
gentle bald eagle on the eagle tree mtodd

This blog is Full of Geese!
In The upper left hand corner of this screen,there is a white space for search terms... type in a word like geese
and you will see all the posts involving geese.

Janis ian:
In the Winter

 the entire album
 disintegration by the cure

Mouse Haven in Winter Mary Todd

Bluebirds in winter mary todd

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