Monday, 10 January 2011

Stones on snowy lawns

a magpie marches across the snowy lawn

as the snow melts, the grass reappears, seeming greener than it was before

for A River of Stones


Eliza said...

Ha,ha... magpies do seem to march. I saw two today, but they were up in a tree.

I think snow acts as a protective covering for plants - last year, my flowers were better than ever, even after all the snow we had.

Anonymous said...

I have heard snow called poor man's fertilizer here in Maine. And, it sure does green up the grass.

Anonymous said...

Magpies on snow - striking image. I went for a walk in the Pentlands yesterday and there were lots of crows over over head. The black wings and tree branches were in dramatic contrast with the whited out hills. I felt like I was in a horror film.

Kay said...

I heard my Magpies today but haven't seen them..did see a hawk though! Nice image you made

Draffin Bears said...

I love the picture of the magpie walking across the snowy lawn.
Stay warm and enjoy your week


Anonymous said...

Nice poem. Makes me think of the warm weather.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Yep - our grass grows greener, faster, thicker, and sooner when we have a snowy winter. Ours, currently well covered, will be ready for the first cutting in about 6 weeks! Wish I had sharpened the blades of the mower in the fall =:<(

bunnits said...

Our grass is under almost 6 inches of snow right now. As lovely as the snow is, I'd rather have the nice, green grass. And temperatures in the 70's.