Island Winter

Lush green canopy Spruce, fir and cedar Raindrops pouring Deep green valley Rolling fields and dense forests Gray dreary skies Deep gray ocean Contrasting red Madrona bark Following the monotone shoreline Ferries skimming over the rippled tide Seagulls soaring and swooping Foghorns announcing arrivals Soothing sights and sounds Rainy winter day in the islands ©Belindabotzong2017

Brilliance

Pristine Crisp Radiant Perfection Brilliance Winter skies Lingering moonlight Glorious sunrise ascends Crisp Frozen mornings after cloudless night Indescribable Brilliant blue Pristine Mountaintops buried in Brilliant white Hilltops dusted in powdery snow Sunshine radiant, brilliant, bright Setting into perfect arrays of orange-pink-gold Brilliant December ©Belindabotzong2017

December Transition

Winter windbreaker Raincoat layered over fleece Elements of autumn retreat Forces of winter advance Battling for a place on the calendar Bitter cold endless drizzle punctuated with icy flakes Indecisive December deceives with her sudden clear blue skies Inviting visitors on pleasant walks in the brief bursts of sunshine Poofy white billowy clouds pull the … Continue reading December Transition