Lions in Winter (Thursday Doors)

touch of red
a circle of warmth
offsets grey

I haven’t been taking many photos in the last month–it’s been rainy and gloomy–but this door caught my eye. I also took a few photos when I walked through Central Park to the dentist the last week in December. Luckily I made it home just before it started to rain.

black branches
pattern across clouds

paths become
unfamiliar, raw,

Haiku written for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday challange.

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60 responses to “Lions in Winter (Thursday Doors)”

  1. robertawrites235681907 says :

    These are lovely pictures, Kerfe. I love the lions with the red scarves.

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  2. Ingrid says :

    I like that hint of red brightening the scene!

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  3. Manja Maksimovič says :

    Ah, New York. Destroyed Dallas Mavericks last night after their six-game winning streak. 😀 I went to sleep after three quarters (it was really late here) because it started to feel as fixed as a wrestling match. But maybe your guys were just so good…

    I love your grey-red combo. A proper spirit lifter, and we need those.

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Wow loved the lions with their pretty red scarves and nice Haiku too. Lovely

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  5. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    I love your photos and haiku, especially the last one. Thanks another Thursday tour through your city.

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  6. Dan Antion says :

    Great door, and I love how the lions are ready for winter. I really like the photos from the park. I’ve walked through while visiting NYC but I always enjoy seeing pictures, especially reflections in the water. Your poetry is very nice and supports the images very well.

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  7. merrildsmith says :

    I love those lions, and also the reflections you caught in the windows above–a lovely photo.

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  8. Ken / rivrvlogr says :

    Your third haiku is winter, of course, but could just as easily be our times.

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  9. Teagan Riordain Geneviene says :

    Gorgeous photos, Kerfe! And so is your poem. I love the stark beauty of winter trees. Hugs!

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  10. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Kerfe, there is something starkly beautiful about naked trees. You captured all the beauty in your area! I love those lions. ❤

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  11. yvettemcalleiro says :

    Each haiku was beautiful, Kerfe! You captured the images well. 🙂

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  12. memadtwo says :

    Lovely post K. I like seeing the city through your lens. Hoping to get in soon. We both got sent home from work today. Waiting for the PCR results. N.

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  13. D. Wallace Peach says :

    I really enjoy the combination of photos and haiku. They compliment each other beautifully. You make the drab gray winter beautiful, Kerfe.

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  14. JosieHolford says :

    Lots of lions snd pseudo lions lurking in the Columbia regions!

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  15. Sun Hesper Jansen says :

    I love the “reseasoned” paths… and the lions’ panache!

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  16. SelmaMartin says :

    Truly gorgeous. Loved each one. Your wintering. So lovely. Thanks for sharing. Hope it stops raining soon, so you can “winter” more.
    I don’t like rain in the winter.
    Be well. Blessing you. xo

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  17. Catxman says :

    The lions are having a stare-down with one another.


    The fate of the (stone) pride is up for stake. Which lion will emerge the winner and have breeding rights with the stone lionesses right around the corner?

    — Catxman

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  18. Elizabeth says :

    A pop of red is always wonderful in any photo, and it makes a big difference in the winter. Great shots!

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  19. judeitakali says :

    Those are such gorgeous and seamless haiku. A joy to read, this.

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  20. dennyho says :

    Beautiful words.

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  21. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Snapshots in words and pictures, what could be more arresting? 🙂

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  22. Jill Kuhn says :

    Your photos are beautiful! I especially like your trees and the winding river. Nature is very healing. ❤️

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  23. msjadeli says :

    So wonderful to take a stroll in Central Park. I see you spied a tall and lovely sycamore. I’m surprised you all have no snow at the end of December.

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  24. Quaranjavirus says :

    These haikus conjure vivid imagery…well done!

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  25. Bela Johnson says :

    Beautiful, Kerfe. Love the crimson scarves on the gray lions! 😍

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  26. Prior... says :

    great prose and doors -and the winter trees add some nice artsy lines

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