Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Black and White Wednesdays - Still


"Everything takes time. 
Bees have to move very fast to stay still." 
David Foster

If I could board a plane for Brazil, which of course I can't,
 I'll pedal my bike instead-

Across the barren stillness of this gift of spring-
knowing surely it wouldn't last.

Still hoping, spring has surely sprung.
Yet feeling dampness in the air, 
not by skill but by winter's hold
 clutching still-

 Oh how the breath of winter still grasps from afar, swaggering across my afternoon sky forcing my feet to be still.

By Sunday evening-

Above me I catch billowing,
  Art Deco peaks floating
 ever so still,
 gliding ever silently over me.  

So it goes winter returns.
Yet to reassure me-
shapely curled smoke rings 
rising high from chimneys
 break the chill
of my evening air in silent frill.

I know this stillness not by skill,
 but by reason and reality.

So winter wins and leads on still-
and I shall travel nowhere without a shovel.  Still
a girl can dream right?

I'm linking with Adrienne for Black and White Wednesdays

My Memory Art


Tom said...

Without question, I like the bike and the car. Maybe it's a guy thing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Barbara Rogers said...

Great B&W photos. Shovel away, and soon it will be gone, I hope.

abrianna said...

Wonderful series.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful BW shots ~ all them!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Adrienne said...

Great shots...same wavelength!! Thanks for linking up!

HansHB said...

Lovely b&w serie!
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Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Beautiful photos! Excellent compositions, full of poetry very creative!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

:O) Killroy

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz
I wonder where the boidies is?

Jeanie said...

As I've said before, black and white is a favorite and once again, you do not disappoint.

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Beautiful pictures.

RedPat said...

Lovely post! I hope that is an old snow shot and not this week. ;-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What pretty shots. It should warm up soon.

TexWisGirl said...

i loved your hopefulness to reality - but with hope. :)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Lovely Karen! The images and words you share really are spring! It's a tentative time for all before it warms up for good. Living in CA I miss this part of spring. Big hug! ♥

Karen S. said...

I totally understand! ;)

Karen S. said...

I sure hope so! Just a week ago we had 70 degree weather! Then boom winter returned!

Karen S. said...

Ha! ha! I'm still wondering why winter came back!

Karen S. said...

Thank you so much!

Karen S. said...

Sadly winter returned! Just shot the snowy scene this morning! We got 10 inches on Sunday night!

Karen S. said...

I do enjoy having 4 seasons, but once spring arrives and lingers for more than a week- winter should stay away! Hehehe!

Lois said...

Lovely collection of black and white photos! I hope you won't have to just dream about spring for too much longer.

kaykuala said...

One longs for the greenery and goodness of spring! It is just that winter is tenaciously holding on in some regions!
Spring will come certainly! Wonderful pics Karen!


May said...

Snow is forecast this weekend for KS. We barely had any until the past few weeks. Such a strange year.
Hope you get to lay down your shovel very soon.

Cloudia said...

Great post! Words & Images

ALOHA from Honolulu

NatureFootstep said...

so much beauty, Thanks for sharing it. :)

Anonymous said...

Very lovely b&w's, Karen. I especially love the car. Here in GA, we were at 80 degrees yesterday with light rain.

Debbie said...

you have once again proven, color is not needed!! there is just something so intriguing about b&w, these are beautiful!!! my favorite, the bike ;)

CountryMouse said...

Thank you for sharing you b&w world. It is beautiful.

Pat said...

A beautiful post.