Days of Solitude

One of the features of the Northern Plains is days of solitude.

I started a stroll around the yard, feeling the burden of a snowy day.

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There lay the outline of yarrow in snow I had hadn’t noticed all winter.

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Silent birdhouse by one of the deer trails.

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Snow is heavy on the spruce,

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but contrasts the delicate Joe Pye flower heads.

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Months before container gardening starts again!

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But hungry birds line up in nearby launch trees for their turn one-by-one at the feeder today.

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Some sumac and other fruits and grain remains for wildlife.

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A bird feeder clean-up crew sweeps through.

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Even in solitude, a clear path out is beautiful.

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But for now, green plants, a good book and a little conversation are enough.

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Thanks for visiting Plant Exchange Blog. Thanks for the “Likes” you send our way. We appreciate the loyal “Followers” back each week. Happy solitude!

 

 

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