February 23.23: Coping, but barely February 23, 2023 by Oddment 13 Comments When winter drips its slow clock away and tree bones, like mine, want for warmth, an ember alights and sings, like Whitman, of himself. So sure the poet, scarlet-voiced in the chill. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
February 23, 2023 at 12:09 pm
The vibrant red Cardinal in that bare tree surrounded by frozen raindrops says it all….winter will soon be gone. Maureen, Walt Whitman couldn’t have said it better. By now we’re all waiting for warmth. And when the warmth arrives, we’ll complain about the heat! 🤗
February 23, 2023 at 12:42 pm
Yes, I can promise you I will complain about the heat! There are people who say “I can’t complain,” but I always can! We are now deep in that annual wrestling match between winter and spring. The birds wager on spring so I will too.
February 23, 2023 at 12:14 pm
There is nothing like a gorgeous red Cardinal nor is there anything like winter fading into spring. I’m looking forward to both. 🙂
February 23, 2023 at 12:43 pm
I am sure that you are looking forward to spring more than usual. May it all melt quickly! As for that cardinal, yes, they are not uncommon here but they never cease to amaze me.
February 23, 2023 at 3:01 pm
This is so much prettier than, “Dammit! It’s cold. When is spring gonna get here?” Walt would have kicked me out of class.
February 23, 2023 at 3:38 pm
I think Walt would have given you an A!!
February 23, 2023 at 8:21 pm
Utterly gorgeous — word & bird. 🙂
February 23, 2023 at 11:49 pm
Thank you! I will watch for that cardinal and pass your compliment along!
February 23, 2023 at 10:03 pm
Lovely thoughts, Maureen.
I love seeing cardinals. At least winter’s bare trees give us a better chance to see them.
February 23, 2023 at 11:50 pm
I love seeing them too, and you’re right that the bare trees give us views we don’t otherwise have. The silhouettes make such perfect frames for the cardinals, and I think they (the cardinals) know it!
February 24, 2023 at 12:21 am
I’m sure they do.
February 27, 2023 at 11:37 pm
I hope you have some way of wrapping up warm and as cheery as those red feathers.
February 28, 2023 at 9:43 am
I do indeed — coffee and flannel!