Frozen guardian


Frozen guardian

Frozen guardian of

A magical glade,

A golden mantle lain;

Icy jangles,

Crispy tangles,

Fancy dangles

Reflecting wishes

and tales from far

Off lands.

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Snowy owl


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Snowy owl,
Amply attired
In luxurious down.
Swoops across
Miles of inky skies:
A winking web
Of shimmering stars
Where shadows shift
Within twisted,
Creaking copses.
Fizzy frost
Stiffens
The forest.
Woodsmoke
Gently waves
Messages
Into the galaxy.
As the broad
Oak moans,
Snowy owl
Returns to
The nook:
Home.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers: Layers of time


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Layers of leaves,
Maturing over
Many years
Of stormy winds,
Shaking trees.
Magnificent
Colours,
Russet,
Mottled olive;
Fatefully fluttering,
Flaking and fainting;
Mingling,
Tingling
With frost;
Splattered
With raindrops,
Rhythmically
Singing
A lullaby
For creatures
Snuggling
In the moss.

Daily post weekly photo challenge: layers

Irresistible rosehips


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Irresistible rosehips,
Rambling rubies
Dandily dangling;
Draped amongst
Hedgerow brambles.
Oozing goodness,
Rich luscious syrup.
Brightening
Frosty mornings,
When leaves
Have finally
Fallen.