IN LIVING TECHNICOLOR

cardinals-in-snow
Photo by Sandy Cook

Muted reds.

Burnished gold.

Antique white.

Deep rust.

Soft amber.

Shimmering yellow.

Dark green.

Faded green.

Barely green.

Warm rose.

Smoky shades of brown.

And tan.

Charcoal gray.

Rich cream tinted with a hint of pink.

Words just can’t describe it.

Winter’s palette.

Here in Mason County.

It makes a person wanna paint.

Watercolors.

Oils.

Pastels.

All of the above.

And many do.

Check out The Artisan Gallery.

Or Mason Gallery.

Or Arnold Gallery.

Or try to capture it in a photograph.

Like Jeff Durst from The Green House does.

Capturing that…something…that takes our breath away.

Leaving us speechless.

Impressed.

Silenced.

In awe.

Certain hues.

Subtle yet intense.

Permeating.

Yet elusive.

Sunrise and sunset.

Resonating with an energy imbued by winter light.

Blaring the glory of bare branches.

Beneath, solid stone.

Granite.

Sandstone.

Limestone.

Stacked into rock fences.

Bouldered in creek beds.

Mounded into bluffs.

With wildlife blending in.

Hawk, heron, dove.

Deer, roadrunner, rabbit.

Quail, coon, possum.

Turkey, skunk, sparrow.

And armadillo.

And there flits the redbird.

Otherwise known as a cardinal.

Adding a vibrant fleck of color.

Nature’s majesty.

Free of charge.

That’s Mason.

Read more poetry!

Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.  

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