IN A LANDSCAPE
In a landscape that is nearly totally urban, just by the freeway, a pond, rushes, a wild duck, small trees. Those who pass on the road feel at that sight a kind of relief, though they would not be able to name it.
- Czeslaw Milosz
This is the view out my window this morning as the snow falls and continues falling in utter silence. Peacefulness.
The black-capped chickadees knock seed from the hanging feeder as the stately quail scratch the white earth for fallen bounty. In the tall blue spruce a dark crow bounces gently on a branch. He stretches his iridescent wings, knocking down snow, watching.