In the End


Hidden in White

perspective can shift
as the layers are revealed
you come full circle


The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
~Ivy Baker Priest~

It's been a while since I have done a haiku.
The transition between winter and spring always finds me in a deeply contemplative mood.
I hate to think that I have to endure it, but the fact of the matter is that, I do. A lot of us do.
The awakening of spring is the emergence of a "real" beginning,
one that I know I am very much looking forward to.

We are supposed to have 70 degree weather this weekend. I plan to be OUTSIDE!
Still don't know what to do yet?!?! But, we are giving much thought to camping out somewhere.


The tree is just another favorite from our Sunday Flurry.
It's one that I have photographed on a few occasions since it sits very close to our house.

Tonight, we attended the gallery preview at the Turchin Center to see Wonder Collides on display. Tomorrow, we are going back with some friends for the real shindig! This evening was for members and those being showcased. Tomorrow, is also when voting begins for the people's choice award. I know I can count on you guys to cast one for me, can't I ;o)

Or maybe, I'll just bribe you?! Bribes are goooooood.
Speaking of bribes, did you enter to win a MINI PRINT TRIO from my Etsy shop?!
If not, you still have time to enter for your chance to win.
Visit this post for more details.

Well, it is past my bedtime. Thank goodness tomorrow is FRIDAY!
Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you have in store.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful haiku and picture.

    I love the transition between winter and spring. It always makes me feel so hopeful. Weather turning warmer never fails to put me in a better mood.

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  2. Great picture! And I plan to be outside this weekend, too! Hello, sunscreen.

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  3. Haiku is such a great form of writing. It makes you think as you count the syllables. A word doesn't fit, and then you have to choose a different phrase to still express your thoughts. Fun! I especially like yours in this post. Here's to spring, and here's to new beginnings!

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  4. You make winter look enticing.
    I feel like I haven’t been around a much lately, I’m sort of cracking under pressure now our school year is in full swing I barely have any time to myself. I am considering setting myself a blogging time talbe.

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  5. ok I gotta admit,im not a fan of SN*W,,but thats one gorgeous tree. I think id have a million photos of it,spring,summer,winter fall and then hang them all together :D

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  6. I am so happy that the warm weather is finally coming our way! I cannot wait to be outside again!!!!

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  7. what a beautiful piicture.

    great photo friday

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  8. beautiful shot and poem--nice to see your haikus again! have a great weekend!

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  9. The photos is amazing! I love tree captures, they are so beautiful!

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  10. How can snow be so beautiful to look at, yet so lousy to have to deal with? Love your tree, hope you have fun with your warm weather this weekend :)

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  11. Gorgeous picture...it makes me miss winter (just a little bit). My favorite thing about winter is the patterns that I see in the bare branches of the trees - each tree is like a sculpture.

    But, I am looking forward to spring! It is my daughter's birthday next week, and I will never forget coming home from the hospital after she was born and seeing the beautiful daffodils blooming in our front yard. Her birth was technically at the end of winter, but it felt like the beginning of spring both literally and figuratively.

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  12. lovely, both haiku and picture

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  13. Beautiful haiku and I love the photo, too (hey, that rhymes!). It's supposed to be in the 70s here, too, and I can hardly wait. I'm practically giddy that Spring is on its way. :-)

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  14. Jessica that book that is inside of you will come to the foe.you have what it takes to put the photo's and quotations together your work is up there with the best. Ill send you a art's management site which is just starting and are looking for new artist's.POD. PS. did Cody read To be six again.Look at your comments?

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  15. you can always count on me!!! sounds like a fantastic weekend

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  16. Jessica this management site could sell your print's but you need to see what they can offer you. it may come to nothing.but it's a step. so try.http://www.artsales-wales.co.uk/ it's trying to break new ground. Love to you both.

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  17. Wouldn't it be something if our vision could carry us through the layers at once?

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  18. Beautiful photo...I love the snow, but am now ready for spring to come! If you end up camping, I hope you have fun!!! XO

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  19. what a magnificent photo. Simply breathless.

    I am about done with winter as well. thankfully it was in the high 60s here, but I think they are talking snow again early next week. Blech!

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  20. I'm the only person in the world, I think, who doesn't like spring... It is nice when the weather warms up a bit, just enough to feel the sun on your skin a little, but if it would stop there, I'd be happy. I guess that's part of being a night owl who's super sensitive to heat and sun... :D

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  21. i so love that photo. and i'm so excited for the 70s this weekend!

    happy weekend!

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  22. What a beautiful haiku. We had a couple of inches of the white stuff last Sunday-- it was beautiful while it lasted.

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  23. I love your photo. I am laid up in bed with a painful flare ... thank goodness for the internet to entertain me

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  24. i love seeing hte scene at different times of year and with your different artistic perspectives!

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  25. Spring will come soon and with it the longed for renewal.

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  26. Fantastic haiku and photo! Brilliant really.

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  27. The weekend is turning out to be quite the lazy-fest here... Hope you're enjoying your time outside in the balmy weather!

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  28. wow Jess! I just saw this photo. Soo gorgeous. Now I will look up Haiku and see what it means =)

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