Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Abandoned


Bare branches remind me of an abandoned house;
a skeleton of what once was.



Gone are the birds that flit from branch to branch,
warming the air with their lively chatter.


No longer protected,
winds blow through the naked forest,
whistling a melancholy tune.


The sun sets and shadows grow long with gloom.


Hang on to yourself,
Winter's on its way.


34 comments:

  1. Abandoned, perhaps. But beautiful, stripped down to naked honesty. As your images show so well.

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    1. Thank you Lee, bare branches are image-heaven for an artist.

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  2. Beautiful pictures Rosemary, position is good.
    Let the winter come.

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    1. Thank you Irma, yes, winter will come, like it or not!

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  3. Very good pictures Rosemary...... lovely skies.

    Wish you a Happy Thanksgivings Day

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. Hello Rosemary!
    Winter on the way.
    It's getting colder.
    And your photos are beautiful. I send greetings.

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  5. Dear Rosemary - I am shivering viewing your photos, but there is beauty in the trees dark shilouettes, and the promise that the spring will return.

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    1. In the fall and winter, trees take center-stage - they are so dramatic looking right now!

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  6. As sad as it makes me to see bare branches, knowing that cold weather and snow are coming, I enjoy the leafless limbs because it makes my bird watching so much easier. Perhaps it's just the time of year for Pileated/hairy/downy woodpeckers anyways, but I always see them once the leaves have fallen.

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    1. Unfortunately the birds seem to disappear with the falling leaves over here but I'm glad you get a chance to see so many of them still in action.

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  7. I enjoyed your beautiful photos, Rosemary. I like to see the structure of the trees in winter, but I agree, there is something sad about it as well. Hurry up, spring!

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    1. I can hardly wait until they get coated with ice in the winter. When the sun comes out everything sparkles! There's always something to look forward to :)

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  8. Hello Rosemary,

    Bare branches are also photogenic so you can make beautiful pictures of it.
    Just wait, after winter the leaves will be back again.

    Best regards form Holland,
    Willy

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    1. We are very lucky to have trees that change their beauty all year round giving us so much to appreciate and photograph :)

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  9. I can feel the chill! Of course, I wear a jacket & hat when its 60 degrees (Fahrenheit, that is). I love the perspective of the tall trees in the third photo, beautiful! Keep warm & well, Rosemary:)

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    1. I was born in the right place because I really love cold temperatures. It's 50 Fahrenheit today and I am out in jeans and a shirt :) wondering what happened to Fall.

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  10. Once again, I loved your photos and words.

    I know this is strange, but winter always gives me such a sense of hope. As if everything has fallen asleep and resting, just waiting to be woken in the spring.

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    1. Your words have painted a beautiful image of what some perceive to be such a harsh season :) Beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful photos. Hope you're having a lovely week ;-)

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    1. The weather here is glorious so I am taking full advantage of it by going out for a long walk everyday! Hope all is well with you too :)

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  12. I really like what and how you edit the blog
    with magnificent photos.
    Show pictures! hug

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  13. Rosemary, these trees show their shapes.Their branches look like hair waving in a wind.

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    1. I love looking at the trees. Now that they have lost their leaves we see their true beauty :)

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  14. Hi Rosemary, The weather here has been so mild that fall almost seems destined to last forever. I hope to be able to sneak outside this afternoon and get some of the last bulbs planted. The temperatures are supposed to fall on Friday.

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    1. It's the same unseasonably warm temperatures over here. We'll only start to panic when it looks like there'll be no snow for Christmas!

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  15. Preciosas imagenes. Un beso desde Murcia.

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    1. Hello, nice to meet you and thanks for your visit!

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  16. The bittersweet song of late autumn summed up beautifully in this post! Thanks Rosemary.

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  17. Cold times ahead:) I have a feeling it's going to be a snowy one:)

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  18. I love your trees pictures, last one really "has the scent of Christmas time"
    :-)

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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