sparrow in winter
on limb of a maple tree–
looking for food
waits on cherry limb for mate–
St. Valentine’s Day
© 20104, Freeda Baker Nichols
© Freeda Baker Nichols, All Rights Reserved.
Underneath the snow, the sleet lies like pellets as white as the snowflakes that sifted down in the dark of night.
The snow continues to pepper down throughout the day and finally stops.
The Cardinal finds sunflower seed in the mix of feed that’s been sprinkled on top of the snow.
The young Blue Jay waits his turn in the pecan tree. His blue color stands out among the browns, grays, and reds.
The Sparrow joins right in and appears to find the seed to his liking.