Stripping away the superfluous 

We set off on our Solstice walk

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with the idea we would look for signs of new life arising.

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We could see some…

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…thrusting daffodils and reserved oak buds…

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but things gone were more in evidence

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We found that the story being told was different from the one we were seeking.

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Trees stood still and stark – inscrutable

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Having stripped themselves bare

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and passed on their surplus

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revealing the buzzards’ hidden nesting

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they are concentrating on keeping their feet in the ground

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holding fast

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into the mystery of what is down below.

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Some have had a rough time this year

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some are bent and battered

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some have given up

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but most know when to concentrate on the inside.

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A few attempt seasonal decorations – grand dressing

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or hidden globes

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but most are happy to remember

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wait

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and pause

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One thought on “Stripping away the superfluous 

  1. As always an evocative and pertinent report of Beth’s searching eye and pinpoint, superb photography. Thank you.
    I try to look at the beauty of what is around me when I walk but it stores only in my mind’s eye and then gradually fades.

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