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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Bittersweet berry in winter with wings

Bittersweet berry in winter with wings


Bittersweet is the star of the show, two days in a row. There’s so little color in the woods, it’s the tiny berries, now sprinkled among the dead leaves that is what there is to notice. Cold and bleak sky. I finally just kneel in the leaves, looking at the berries, and find this cheerful one with wings. January, and no snow for x-country skiing, no ice for outdoor skating. January and the woods are bored. I pass the brook by the railroad tracks and peer down into it, mildly swirling. Photographed like this it looks like a window of blue-swirled glass. There is the prospect of rain tomorrow.

"Winter dawn is the color of metal,
The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves."
-  Sylvia Plath, Waking in Winter

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