Wu-men’s words meet Little Crum Creek — what then?

This is the best season of your life.”

This is the season…

This is…

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*Quoted verse from Wu-men Huikai, “[Ten thousand flowers in spring]”.

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Each morning, first thing:  canopy over Little Crum Creek.
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awake–                                felled trees–                          the clarity of our time
….snowfall                           ….spaces that shape
……..traced limbs

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 Still and cold …

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 Little Crum Creek flows on

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a white-breasted nuthatch

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stashing seeds in furrows

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for a long snowy winter.

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 a downy woodpecker up and faces the new year’s winter

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Summer’s dense foliage makes it tough to spot a kingfisher
as it rattles along the Little Crum corridor sounding the creek loudly for prey.

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But the constant call of a female, tracing low flights over the water,
recently made like a beacon through the bare limbs of a bright January day.

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Canon Pics 033cropBSuddenly snow & a sprinkle of seed
Canon Pics 034cropAdraw the white-throated sparrow
Canon Pics 030cropAcloser than usual by Little Crum Creek. 

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