February 18, 2015

As we move through
our first Winter in this house
it has felt like
our backyard has given us
a suprise
every week.

In the frenzy of the Fall,
I had no idea
that this spindly-looking tree
was actually
a steadfast Witch-hazel
until it began to unfurl
it's wirey red clusters
in early January.

I put my head back
and marvelled
and laughed out loud at the discovery.

The camellia buds out back are swelling,
and who knows what color they will be
when they finally burst forth?

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