Busy In Brilliant Winter Light
I took some photos in the glaring bright,
but it was in the shade I worked.
Moved the Brunfelsia, and Hellebore seedlings,
Repaired the shovel-sliced dripper pipe,
Planted the last pot-languishing Euonymus
where it will thrive.
Scheduled the old pond electrical removal,
Called about dryrot, reworked a spreadsheet (not fun, but necessary),
Repotted the little aloe that is pupping, (not necessary, but fun),
Stripped the Rusty leaves off Abe D.
And the Blackspot off the Bishop
All to be happily and innocently
The day before there were clouds
The clouds were in the pond,
Or were the koi in the sky?
But that was the day before.
In the glaring winter heat
the succulents shone and whitened.
Nothing at all like snow.