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.”

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Chicken Incredulous

My neighbor’s wandering chickens always provide opportunities for photographs and were the inspiration for my poem today.  🙂

Chicken Incredulous

One foot lifts to   h  o  v  e  r
then is placed methodically down,
followed by the   o  t  h  e  r
methodically placed,
head thrusting forward and
back,
like a slow piston,
in rhythm to her steps.

Her neck swivels
this way and that,
then abruptly her head pivots,
fixing my gaze.

Eye to red eye
with the visitor in my backyard,
accusingly she stares
and declares
me,
the intruder.

Copyright © 2015 Terry Boswell

This post is my response to the Photography 101 prompt, “Connect.” Perhaps I’ve taken liberties with the prompt; highlighting my close encounter connecting with a wide-eyed chicken a few days ago. 😉 … And yes, that’s snow and ice in the background. Spring has yet to connect with the state of New York!

It’s also my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Farm Animals. Thank you Cee for the challenge!

… And… It’s my fifth and final post in the Five Days Challenge. I was invited by Amy, from Snapshots, Snippets And Scribbles to take part in the challenge, and for each of the five days I’m supposed to invite one person.

Because I didn’t invite anyone on day one, today I’m inviting two people; Meredith from PonderTheIrrelevant and Priscilla from scillagrace… If you would like to participate, post a photo every day for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. I’ve written a poem for today, but your stories can be fiction or non-fiction. They can be short paragraphs, multiple pages, or poems. Each day, please invite one person to carry on the challenge. The challenge is not mandatory and can be refused, but I hope you accept and have fun!