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
wintering

paths become
unfamiliar, raw,
reseasoned

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.

    *chortle*

    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

    http://www.catxman.wordpress.com

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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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