365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 38 Winter Jasmine

You don’t belong here, but I’m glad you’re here,

you remind me of the spring

in the evening, as the winter wind knocks on windows

and slips through doors

I can barely remember

when everything was green

only a subtle scent, sweet and lemony

to make me forget the gray sky

and the pale landscape

you with trailing limbs across

a garden defunct

you whisper in soft watercolor whispers

and I remember

when the soil wasn’t so cold and dark

before the night seemed not so cold

and the sun was not so far…

The green remnants of the winter jasmine and its fragrant blooms climb on trailing tendrils. It’s winter, the whole day nothing but gray. It’s getting harder to find anything to shoot, especially when there is no light, just a gray borderless continuous gray.

I drove to the lake and the pale water was an uncomfortably bland brown. The egrets and herons have all left the limbs. There was nothing but introspection and the winter jasmine.


What do you think?

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Written by stevelinebaugh

Oil painter and pastel artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer,
originally from New Jersey