I went for a walk
in the forest – it doesn’t matter
how I got there.
It was deep enough into January to sense
settled deep into the landscape – yet
a readiness was evident,
a quiet preparation for the green noise
that will soon fill the air.
I wandered down old paths,
camera in hand, drawn
to a wet poetry I sensed.
photographs were taken – an appreciation
of stately cedar, still pond waters, lichen and fern,
the rusting, moss covered hulk of an old car
full of bullet holes.
And I returned with a picture poem of
place and time, filtered
through the lenses of my
remembers Spider’s path…
Photos taken on 1/19/14, in Marckworth State Forest, near Duvall, Washington, with a Panasonic Lumix G3 camera, kit lens (14 – 42mm, f 3.5), processed in Lightroom and OnOne Perfect Effects 4.