This week the task is set by Dana, whose blog is 'Bug's Eye View'. She has very kindly given us three options and I found the third one irresistible as I love trees. She asks us to write about winter trees. Here goes:
Leafless, but not lifeless.
Beauty is revealed in their nakedness
as they take a rest before Nature's cycle continues.
Sunlight dapples trunks and branches with shadows,
and frost and raindrops glitter like diamonds
on every twig.
Some are warmly cloaked in ivy,
others wear velvety moss or
close fitting sleeves of lichen.
The light changes throughout each day
to show them as golden and majestic
or sometimes stark and sombre.
Myriad branches and twigs form a fine mesh
which, from a distance, gives the appearance
of fine paper cut-outs silhoutted against the sky.
Best of all, is to see a full moon
rising behind this intricate pattern of lacey limbs.
Every season has it's glories.