Fresh Snow And Snowdrops

 First day of spring
 snow f
        a   
         l
        l
       s
   
 ''March, in like a lion,
                        out
           like a'' lion 
 
 unanticipated
 
 ground fills white
 backyard    Buddha
 becoming blanketed
 smiles unperturbed
 
tomorrow brings snowdrops
                          from under
                                     out 
 of the inevitable m
                    e
                     l
                       t
                         .

Copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell


(Click an image to see it larger or to start a slide show.)

To see photos  from the same day, when the snow was coming down and my bird feeders were a flurry with a variety of flying feathered fun, squirrels, dear, and chickens too, click here.

To see a photos from the day after at Glenmere Lake Park, in Florida NY, click here, and at Applewood Orchard, click here.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”

Winter Warming

Sun warms lengthening days.
Soiled snow liquefies.
Buddha emerges
from the
freeze.

Copyright © 2015 Terry Boswell

Buddha in dirty melting snow.

This week the Buddha in my backyard, covered with snow until a few days ago, made his spring début amidst mud, and melt, and a winters worth of sunflower seed hulls scattered from the feeders.

In response to the Photography 101 prompt, “warmth.”

Photography101: Warmth

Warmth is the theme for day nine of Photography 101.

“Today, capture an image of warmth, ideally using the sun as your source.”

The weather cooperated this morning and I was able to photograph my backyard Buddha, in the dappled sunshine, tucked-in warm and leafy.

I played with cropping the image. I think I like the close-up, the best. I wish I had taken the time this morning to actually frame the shot these three ways. Perhaps I will tomorrow, if the predicted snow holds off, and the sun shines bright.

Leafy backyard Buddha close

“Waking up this morning, I smile,
Twenty four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Leafy backyard Buddha

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~Buddha

Leafy backyard Buddha wide

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” ~Buddha