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Snow covered tree

O flakes of snow…

There’s something about a deep snowfall that makes me want to look deeper and think deep, poetic thoughts. So, here is a poem for you to enjoy with a sketch of my snow covered tree:

Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves,
O flakes of snow,
For which, through naked trees, the winds
A-mourning go?
Or are ye angels, bearing home
The host unseen
Of truant spirits, to be clad
Again in green?
~John B. Tabb, “Phantoms” Snow covered tree

And, if you missed this on social media, I did this after watching Mary Shelley.  A lovely scene of her writing in her journal: from Mary Shelley

2011 0709 Tree trimming

Saturday morning, right across the street, they were trimming the tree with a bucket lift.  They could drive this small equipment across the yard without damage to the grass, and easily access the branches needed. Really neat! And easy to draw, as I could sit on my front porch with my coffee!
Note: the yard is sloped, so the bucket thing-y is not on top of the truck, as it seems.