Showing posts with label witch hazel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label witch hazel. Show all posts

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Winter Witch-hazel / Metropolitan Museum of Art

Passerby:  What is that tree?
Me:  It's a Witch-hazel.
Passerby:  It can't be a Witch-hazel, Witch-hazel's supposed to be yellow.
Me: This one is orange.
Passerby: Well...

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Witch-Hazel near the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Witch Hazel in Central Park in January

Look closer!  Way in among the wrinkly petals are tiny yellow star flowers.  Let me take you closer...
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Central Park, January Witch Hazel
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Miss Witch Hazel, Dressed in Ribbons

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vanishing

I was at the vanishing point when I met you
No more space between the rails
no more hiding among the driftwood ties

I’d gone too far, I’d paid the pipers far too much
I’ve been at the crossroads hat in hand and left without a trace.
I felt the dry mouth of shriveled yesterdays

Can you tell the shoreline from the shore?
Can you feel the cut cracks in the sidewalk?
Can you taste the iron in the bloody aftermath?

And there you were offering a temporary stay
I held my hand out opened
I let my heart eat the insubstantial nectar, yes!

I clamor back like a ravished cactus
Covered at last with night blossoms
Living inch by borrowed inch

Witch Hazel March 4 2011
Witch Hazel, South of the Metropolitan Museum of Art