It started as a cloudy-spotted sky with slight drops of rain. As we traveled from Long Island, over the Tappan Zee Bridge, and up Route 17, the rain became more frequent. The sky, a shade of gray, provided the canvas for nature's paintbrush. Verdant green hues flanked the highway on either side. They flashed by quickly as we drove north to our destination in Central New York. Awed by the grandeur of the paint chip scene, I began a series of camera shots to preserve the beauty. Surprised by the colors of this spring day, I sat back to reflect during the quiet moments after the shower. The wooded countryside had a tranquil quiet and I experimented with word choice as I wrote.
Rain is grace;
rain is the sky descending to the earth;
without rain, there would be no life.
Now, travel with me to Margaret Simon's blog where she is hosting Poetry Friday this week from Louisiana. You will be delighted to read some of her students Nature Pi-Kus. Perhaps, you would like to spend some quiet moments outside reading, reflecting, and writing a poem about what you notice.
If you missed my post last week showcasing Poetry Friday friends who offered beautiful digital inspirations for Abundant Autumn Mini-Gallery, please click here.
Nature winks at springReplyDelete
follows a path of new growth
opens to wonder.
Love that you extended my poem, Margaret. Of course, you added one of my favorite spots to be: in the wonder zone. Thanks for being such a gracious PF host this week.Delete
I love every season for their uniqueness but spring might have the edge with the green. You captured it beautifully.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jone. The highway was so beautifully decorated with green that I needed to snap what I saw. I was not sure if I would capture the beauty of what I saw but I was pleasantly surprised.Delete
Wonderful that 'shaded in green'. I wrote about green today too. It is a wonderful time of year! Thanks, Carol for sharing your journey, too.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda, for sharing your thoughts. I just got from a long day of preparing for the Bigger Than Beads fundraiser at my language arts council's luncheon/workshop. Now, I will be making the PF Poetry Roundup.Delete
Green is my favorite color--every shade. I have so loved the greens of this spring. I can see and hear how the music while driving inspired your beautiful words.ReplyDelete
Quick thoughts based on your lovely comment. spring greens share/spots of reverence for life/ spring renews earthDelete
What a lovely photo and haiku. I can see why you were so inspired.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kimberly. Today, the gray sky turned to sunshine and we were out the door, swapping spring green for ocean blue. Have a great day.Delete
This is such a lovely, serene post, Carol. I especially like the image of nature winking at spring. Beautiful photo!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Molly, I appreciate your comment as a fellow photographer. Have a great week.Delete
Truthfully, whatever season I am in the middle of is my favourite. However, there is something about spring greens and how they transform themselves into darker hues and tints that makes my heart sing.ReplyDelete