I see winter falling all around me, while spring pushes up through the soil.
I hear the distant inquiry of crows, and the answering jay nearby.
I feel crisp, cold air on my skin, a sharpness in each breath.
I crush thyme, an evergreen in the herb garden,
and the scent rises, cutting through the cold like a pungent blade.
I feel transported;
the fragrant herbs and cool dark soil lift me for a moment
and there is the wild sweet promise of spring,
rising like sap in my winter-weary branches.
Today's Photo A Day Prompt, "I See..." fit perfectly with my usual Saturday Snapshot post. You can read all about the Photo A Day Challenge here. Tomorrow's prompt is Wrinkles!
Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you hope.