Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter Solstice

Winter only truly begins for me when I see the first flower on my witch hazel (hamamelis). Uncurling its little bright yellow blossoms, gold as the sun in summer. The delicious scent wafting through the chilly air, perfuming the garden on these dark winter days."Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart."
~Charles G. Stater


Blogger Princess Haiku said...

This is a perfect Solstice post and I love the way that the poem complements the delicate buds.

Believe it or not I have a link to Ireland on my blog tonight.

December 22, 2007 8:33 am  
Blogger snappy said...

i love the witch hazel.I thought about buying one for the garden but all the ones at hampsons were half dead from neglect :)
Its on my wish list!

December 27, 2007 11:04 pm  

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