leaves will fall

as winter fades to spring

hangers-on will be forced to let go,

making room for new growth

fresh color,



i’ve been spending time in my studio

doing much the same,

tossing papers, sorting, filing, rearranging.

making space for new thoughts, ideas,

designs, words.


january was a month of rest



where to go from here?


so many things

float through my mind,

not gently as a leaf that finally

drops to earth of its own accord,

but more as a whirlwind

of activity on a blustery day.


but for today

i hang on

enjoy the view,

breathe in the scent of snow

and simple

as all that growing

happens just

below the surface.



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  • mark January 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Well said. Always well said…

  • diane Sullivan January 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Love this. wrote a very similar post early this morning for my blog. I like to think of January/February as the preparation for the celebration of the birthing of new ideas and adventures.

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo January 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I could use some of your energy right now. Had to catch up with 6 months of receipts that I’d let get out of control the other day . . . it was an ordeal.

  • Teresa O January 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Wonderfully written and beautifully captured.

  • Joyfull January 31, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Gorgeous photo! Nice texture work!

  • Angie January 31, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Beautifully written and a wonderful photograph.

  • Cheryl M January 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Love your writing! Oh if I could write that well and your photo and texturing is stunning!

  • dawn January 31, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    very simply put…

    just lovely…

    there always seems an abundance to ‘let go’ no matter how much we have already purged…

    thanks for your poignant thoughts

  • nancyjean January 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    such a beautiful photo and post!

  • Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine February 1, 2012 at 2:45 am

    So much going on, I love the energy…It almost feels as you could see Spring coming soon from under the snow 🙂

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