January frost petals freezing one by one brittle tears of ice Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-meditation #14 Revise That Haiku This weekend our challenge is to ‘revise that haiku’: re-create or revise a given haiku by a classical haiku poet, to which Chèvrefeuille has given us the background story. This […]

Suddenly a Jay

A dreary winter morning metamorphoses with the fell swoop of a jay, a flash of cobalt among damp fox-brush bracken and berries lit up like Christmas lights left hanging long past Twelfth Night. The garden seethes with moisture but a chink of peachy sunshine spreads its wings and smiles on this January Sunday. Kim M. […]

Queen of Fireflies

The flames in her eyes gradually die; small fires still burn in the ice, the diamonds in her crown. Cold comfort for a firefly. Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Camera FLASH! Kerry says it’s time to strike a pose again with the photographic challenge for January, which comes […]