Monday, November 24, 2008

that moment between


between starry frosty morning
and advancing cloud front heralding gray day
One golden moment
magnified in every ice crystal
caught in tree tops

And in that moment between, as I began the day's journey from home life to work life, below those illuminated tamaracks I heard a flock of...robins. Yes, their calls were unmistakable as they descended on the winterberries. I have seen a lone robin nearby in December, but never a flock this late in the fall.

8 comments:

forest wisdom said...

Beautiful. Thanks, Deb.

Floridacracker said...

Beautiful morning pics and words.
Hard to go to work on these beautiful fall days isn't it?

Jayne said...

Oh, that scene is so lovely Deb. Hope you have a beautiful day.

RuthieJ said...

Ooh, what a pretty sunrise!
We still have a few robins hanging around here too and I agree, it's very surprising to hear them chirping this late in the season.

Carolyn H said...

Deb,

I'll bet it's those Canadian robins heading south.

Carolyn H.

Mary ANn said...

OMG beautiful photography. Enjoy the wonder of it all.

Deb said...

forest wisdom- you're welcome. And thanks for all that you share on your blog.

FC- I am quite sluggish going out to the car these days. But I am taking tomorrow (Wednesday)off so I will have a five day weekend, and time to prepare for Thanksgiving!

Jayne- It was heavenly. I'm sure if you were here, you would know the beauty.

RuthieJ- It is pretty late for robins.

Carolyn H- No doubt that is what they were. I read your post on Canadian robins, and that answered a lot of questions I had. These must have been Nunavut robins. :)

Mary Ann- Thanks for commenting. I certainly try to enjoy the wonder of it all, every day.

Irena said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

As I see you have winter and ice! We here have more cold too, but still without ice.