Thursday, March 26, 2015

Six Word Fridays ~ Bud

Quietly, without flourish or fanfare they
appear. They don't seem to be
as tough as the bark they
break through, as rugged as the
dirt they push aside or as
bold as the promise they hold.
But perhaps they are all that....
and much more. The subtle strength
of the spring bud never fails
to challenge my spirit. Against all
odds they appear. They push through.
The dry, rough, weathered tree bark
is no match for their grit.
The cold, hard and unyielding ground
is no match for their power.
Against all odds they quietly arrive,
bringing with them the promise of
growth. Of warmth and of change.
The promise of a sumptuous spring.

My Memory Art six word fridays
Please join in the Friday fun!
Caption a photo, share a poem
or tell a story. Just remember,
only six words in each line!
{Also joining Kim for Little Things Thursday and 
Mama Kat for her Writer's Workshop}


  1. Wow. That's really moving. Your photography is simple and capturing; motivating, even. Delightful!


  2. I have yet to see any new growth, but it is amazing that they can grow after this winter we've had!

  3. Your close up shots of the bud is detailed and stunning. I also like your bottom photo with the quote on it. We call it Quotography. We are given a one word prompt. Then we combine a quote, with that word in it, to a photo. It's another creative outlet for using words with photo's.

  4. these are amazing and your words, perfection!!!

  5. This bud is incredible as are your words.

  6. My bud this week is perspective- no live anything in my wintry, snowy world presently! Boo-Hoo, but I've got perspective, and my outlook is looking up to springs return! Oh yeah.

  7. Love those little fuzzy buds! I love how spring shows us how growth comes from struggle.

  8. excellent macros

  9. Your close ups are stunning, I love the detail. As for your words, so very emotive. X

  10. I search intently as winter wraps up and spring begins for the first buds - for a reminder that the bleakness of winter is not going to last...that all of the things we are involved in are just small cogs in a the bigger wheels of this ancient life.

    Thank you for this ;)

  11. Push through. A beautiful message to take from those delicate blossoms!