Wednesday, January 22, 2014

moon and corn

a scrap of moon
hangs over the tree line
 this frozen morning
way below zero
 school begins late
 and the amish farms look huge and cold
 with the corn ladies
 hidden behind the unshooked planting
 how odd,
they don't look like food!
 but they are.
one has lost her head
 but who could blame her
 at 35 degrees below zero
it's hard to be cheerful.

13 comments:

Valerianna said...

Oy... only -2 or so here. There are those corn ladies again, every time so incredible.

onesmallstitch said...

oh gosh, golly, gee whiz!! the pictures are beautiful, the weather terrible and I hope you are fairing better than the corn ladies.

Fiona Dempster said...

Velma, your winter is brutally cold this year! I expect you will get shock when you visit Oz. We are sitting here at about 95 I think…

Thanks you for showing us the beauty within the harshness of the winter...

neki desu said...

corn ladies showing off their white petticoats. just to think it's -35.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, it's a bit warmer this morning, -11.
jean, i have central heating…
fiona, i expect i shall be a bit confused
neki, they looked so clear and bright in that brilliant cold.

Judy Martin said...

Loving the rows of corn ladies being so brave.
xx

aimee said...

you live through such harshness but find beauty even in the brrr. so much more resilient than i've ever been! xoxox

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, yes, that's how it seems to me
aimee, well, i whine some, as you know!

Velma Bolyard said...


V - it looks just far too cold - hope you guys have a warming period real soon. But on the other hand the clear cold offers such beauty as a cold clear fragment of morning moon. Go well and be warm. B

barry, trying to not get too cold!

jan said...

the corn women wear the snow as cloaks. facing out to the freezing winter. defiant! Survivors.
Here in England we're having a mild winter after the last 2 years; but January is usually much colder than December. We're getting spring bulbs coming through; I'm awaiting a colder snap before we reach spring.

Velma Bolyard said...

jan, yes, nifty outerwear!!

maggielynne said...

I love the ladies! My "mental" strategy when living in Northern Minnesota and the temperatures got that low was to make ice luminaries using balloons. I would make them by the dozens. They were magical when I lit them at night.

Velma Bolyard said...

maggielynne, great idea, but i'd need some more energy…right now it's all going to planning for oz, writing apps and getting to school/work every day!