Icy wind picks up
Pulls leaf free from snowbound hold
Underfoot no more
Today’s wind was favorable for the leaf that was snowbound last night. The leaf was blown free of its icy hold, left lying peacefully off to the side of the trail no longer underfoot. Below is The Who’s “I’m Free” live in 1977 to celebrate the leaf’s luck of the draw.
Daddy owl eyeing me through a tangle of twigs.
This American Coot was foraging on the sandbar. Then it started to take flight and decided against it.
pTerodactyl trying to hide behind a tumbleweed.
Venus at dawn under clear skies.
After having cloud cover for most of the day, these were the last few clouds hanging around at sunset.
50 thoughts on “Free”
How wonderful! The leaf did not get crushed. While it is in repose, may it continue its adventures. As for the rest of the photos. Absolutely lovely!
I was happy to see it free to continue on its leaf life journey. Thanks, Dale.
I love how you take something so simple and turn it into two day’s worth!
At least it was one that I could get two days out of.
Everything is beautiful, as always. Really love those soft pastels.
Ahhh, the next chapter is sealed, the leaf made it. Congrats to the leaf, epic song choice, and gorgeous pics, Tim. The last one of the sky is my favorite.
I didn’t want to leave you wondering about the fate of that poor leaf. It’s nice to get the satisfaction of knowing what happened. Thanks, Jeff.
Indeed, I completely agree. Is nice to know for sure. 🍁 You’re welcome, Tim.
Leaf’s freedom can, actually, be somewhat compared to Tommy’s. Great choice of song. Can see why Pterodactyl might think tumbleweed could hide him. Great gallery Tim.
I was thinking about the Tommy/leaf comparison and decided I should include the song. The pTer was funny. He rarely tries to hide. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
Very nice, Timothy. I love the colours of the hill behind the birds.
The Sandias (which means watermelons) turn pink to red most evenings. That “hill” is 11,000 feet about sea level. Thanks, Roberta.
great, good song, good old Who ❤️
Always loved the Who. It brings back memories of many years ago. My older brother sneaked out of the house to go to a concert of the Who in Brussels. My parents didn’t know he was gone. The next days were not pleasant for him…
Those sneaky days. Not a good idea. Thanks, Herman.
Hooray for a free leaf. Deserved such a beautiful haiku and the Who singing for it! The cranes play in a blissfully colorful place. How much paradise can we take?!!! 🙏🙏🙏
I think all the paradise I can give you. Thanks, Marina.
Lucky leaf, lovely words, breathtaking pics.
Happy The journey of the leaf continues its way along with the melting snow. Beautiful captures Tim!❤️
Mother nature and music captured. I love it!
Thank you, mate! Smashing! Not that I’m jealous, of course. Hahaha!
A beautiful collection of photos and poem, Tim.
Coots are among my favorites. We had clear skies last night and a relatively clear morning today. It’s down to 30 degrees but should warm up into the 50s according to the forecast. It hit 65 here yesterday.
Thanks, Lavinia. it was 14 this morning, and it’s supposed to get to 45 today. it hit 40 yesterday.
Hmmmm, The Who eh, well …..
Trees try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my anthocyanin)
Just because we turn brown (Talkin’ ’bout my anthocyanin)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my anthocyanin)
I hope I die before I get frozen (Talkin’ ’bout my anthocyanin)
“Maybe you all will just b-blow away (talking about your flatulation)
Nice lyrics. Do you have a complete parody? Anthocyanin cajones in the c-c-cold are no fun. Thanks, Brian.
Unfortunately, I’m not that creative to do a complete parody – not to mention I had to refresh my high school biology education to come up with anthocyanin because photosynthesis wasn’t working – I do like your flatulation addition hehehe.
There are a lot of three syllable words that could be substituted for “generation”. You have me stinking about making a parody.
I’m afraid I’ll need the universal translator for the song. At least the leaf is free … 🙂
Roger Daltrey is free, also. Or so he sang. Thanks, David.
Well, the brown leaf lives to fly for another day…perfect poem for your pic. The crane photos look almost like pastel paintings. They give off a peaceful vibe. And what could be better than a song by The Who? I never saw them in concert, but my husband did (before he was my husband) several times. They’re still his favorite group.
I never saw them in concert either. I’m not sure they ever came to Albuquerque. Thanks, KT.
He traveled over 100 miles a couple of times to see them…this when he was a much younger man.
The things we used to do.
Yep…some were crazy, but we made good memories.
I’m free-zing up here in Canada, but please don’t leaf me!
Adore the Who song!
I would never leaf you. Thanks, Resa.
Those last few clouds are magic …