January-The Changing Seasons V2



January Haiku (Cold)

Cold January
Snowfall covering the past
Freezing memories


Cold temperatures have settled in and we have had our first light snowfall. To take this picture of a snow touched rhododendron bud, I stood outside with my umbrella over my head to protect my camera. I don’t know if the plant budded early because of warmer temperatures earlier in the month, or if it is just part of the plant cycle. I sure hope the plant still blooms in its usual way this spring.

The rhododendron was one of my mother’s favorite flowers. We weren’t sure if the blossoms were purple or pink but agreed they were beautiful. For pictures of my backyard plant in bloom, you can look at my post Rhododendron Bonanza which was one of my mother’s favorite posts.

My mother passed away five months ago. Her birthday falls in January and that is what January has always meant to me. Her birthday was always a bright spot in an otherwise drab, cold January. My brother and I celebrated her life this month by cooking some of her favorite foods and sharing memories, now frozen in time, of our Momma.

*Posted for version 2 of Cardinal’s ongoing Changing Seasons challenge. Take a look at the flexible rules. There is always time to join in!

Posted on January 20, 2016, in Musings, Photography, Poetry, The Changing Seasons and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Lovely and warm thoughts of your mother Tildy.


  2. Yes I agree with Jacqueline. Lovely and warm thoughts amidst the cold snowfall. Beautiful photo.


  3. Sorry to hear about your mom. Thanks for joining the challenge again this year and, even if I’m not into haiku’s, I like your idea of haiku/photo combination.

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    • Thank you for your kind words. And, I appreciate your feedback. I like trying to pair the forced structure of haiku with the open emotion of a photo, so I’ll likely stick with the format for my version 2 posts. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  4. I like your idea for this year Tildy, and this is a lovely tribute to your Mom.

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    • Thank you so much! My mom was very special to me. I am going to stick with the version 2 format, but made a version 1 post today to take advantage of our snowfall this weekend. Thanks again!

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