Friday, May 2, 2014

Winter Into Spring

The past few days have been rainy and cold.
 Flowers have appeared, only to be assaulted 
by temperatures verging into frost; the delicate leaves
of magnolia show the rusty scars inflicted
by the cold and the winds.
Here, the fresh green leaves on a shrub
stand shoulder to shoulder with the remains
of decorative grasses, its ashen colors revealing 
the hardships it endured during winter.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

An extraordinary contrast!