Poem: Winter's Gift

The year is winding down
The sea is dark and deep
Heavy rain-laden clouds
Deliver their gift of moisture

Drop by drop into the soil
Filling a miniature oak cup
For small creatures
The moss lady of Beacon Hill
Absorbs every drop to
Nourish her glistening green duvet

It is a day needing Vivaldi music,
Lively, fun, emotional.

I glance up to see the feisty
Temperamental Anna Hummingbird
Darting forward and backward
To settle into the fir tree her winter home
Near a balcony feeding station.

Both music and Hummingbirds
Two disparate worlds
Offer their gifts of infectious energy
Agents of enriching our souls
            On a rainy day.

Hazel Ross 

  Lady in the Park - photo by Bob Tuomi

Lady in the Park - photo by Bob Tuomi

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Window Wanderland Comes to James Bay in February

Window Wanderland Comes to James Bay in February