Color for a Cold, Dreary Day

We’ve got winter storm warnings today all over the place. In my little spot in Jackson, I’ve noticed a very little bit of snow and, maybe, sleet. I am hoping the predicted 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice does NOT accumulate. I’d rather the tree branches and power lines stay intact. This photograph was taken in December 2009, when the two trees that mark the entrance to my driveway were in glorious color. This will have to be my sunshine today.
yellow leaves on trees
Am inspired to work again on the work-in-progress. I want it to shine like these leaves in the sun.

4 Responses to Color for a Cold, Dreary Day

  • Patty says:

    This is beautiful and much needed on this dreary day.

  • Dave says:

    That time of year thou mayst in me behold
    When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
    Upon those boughs that shake against the cold…

    Yellow is nice. Better than none or few.
    Birds are overrunning our patio, and the cats have begun to prowl more boldly. They haven’t taken any birds yet, as far as I have seen.

    There’s another poem, by Robert Frost, that I believe is called “Reluctance.” It includes a description:

    The leaves are all dead on the ground,
    Save those that the oak is keeping
    To ravel them one by one
    And let them go scraping and creeping
    Out over the crusted snow…

    When…was it ever less than treason…
    …to bow and accept the end
    Of a love or a season.

  • julie says:

    I need that photo, too. Lovely.

  • Patricia Cruzan says:

    Your photograph brightens up a dreary day.

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