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Poem: "Within the Trees"

"Within the Trees"

There is a mighty song in these trees
It's not of the crow, the crane or the sparrow
It's of hurricane strength
only so tall and narrow
So placid, so still
Drawing deep from the earth
The ancient, aching stretch of rebirth
Down press the roots, searching for life
showing us all the leaves of delight
of finding the places long searched for
opening windows, unlocking doors
The would becomes wood when the wind whistles through
no mere harps and flutes are these
this mighty song within the trees

~Kathryn Vaughn
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Winter is Underway

This is a scene I took in September of the Yahara River. I liked it so much that I made it into one of my credit cards. Driving into work this morning with snow blowing and the lane lines barely visible under the snow, it seemed extra nice to know that warm weather and clear roads will return again.

My new best friend
is the saintly Kwik Trip truck driver who was, blessedly, making a path
for me a good deal of the way up Highway 51. Who would think an oil truck could look so lovely? There's not a lot of folks out at 5am in the morning. I think snow plow drivers are angels and thank them all for all they do to keep us safe!
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