52 weeks photo challenge: week 14 – winter

winter

Thus far autumn has offered us a beautiful transition with her just-right temperatures and multi-colored landscapes.  In the past, it was not uncommon for her to allow winter a brief visit during the first half of November…but not this year.  So this image submitted for The Girl Who Dreams Awake is of  winter’s past.

black and white sunday: timeless

The depth of the hearts

Of humankind cannot be known.

But in my birthplace

The plum blossoms smell the same

As in the years gone by.

~Ki no Tsurayuki*

timelessb&w

image submitted in response to Lost in Translation’s b&w challenge: timeless

*cited:

http://www.wakapoetry.net