Saturday, March 4, 2017

Burst the Buds

Next spring's mystery
is now held tightly
within the buds
of winter trees.

Through persistent cold
and months of snow,
waiting for the sap
to rise from the roots;

climb the xylem chambers,
reach along the branches,
tunnel into the twigs,
and burst the buds .
© 2017 Richard Havenga

Photo Location: Home Woods ~ Cannonsburg, Michigan

American Beech - Fagus grandifolia