Day 41 Flashes of Red— Haibun Journey View From My Window

From my window the sky is a beautiful blue with white puffy clouds. But I am not deceived the thermometer has not risen above twenty-five degrees. A downy woodpecker is hopping up the trunk of the pecan tree in search of a meal. It almost looks like spring. I look down on my strawberry patch and see brilliant red. No berries, just the leaves decked out for the holidays.

downy woodpecker
red head flashing up tree trunk
cold winter morning


specks of scarlet
amongst the winter grey
brightening my mood