Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



Beauty plucked from earth
Stumps blanket the countryside
Shriek of a buzz saw

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #170: Blanket

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. Β© 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

11 thoughts on “Blanket

  1. Beautifully written but Heartbreaking poem. πŸ’”πŸ˜’

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  2. Love your written words and the photo that is perfect with them!!!πŸŒΉπŸ’—

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  3. It is sad to think about how beautiful tree must have been.

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  5. That’s not a clearcut. It’s “managed forest.”


    You do manage to make a pretty shot of it, though. πŸ™‚

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  6. I do realize that and they were probably killed/damaged in a flood before they were cut down. But I have seen my share of horrible clear cutting in Maine and Canada. And besides, it made for a good story.

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  7. <smile> I was, of course, being ironic. When I arrived in British Columbia, the Canadian logging companies were promoting their efforts at sustainable logging by putting signs in the clearcuts just off the highway. The signs were emblazoned with the bold title: “Managed Forest” and beneath that, the month and year the forest had been cut, followed by the month and year it had been replanted.

    The signs did not mention that the ‘managed’ part of the forest meant the replanting was generally a monoculture — generally fir, but sometimes instead, cedar. That is, a tree farm, not a forest.

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  8. And now the poor trees only get to 8” diameter, the soil is so poor. They clear the pines down here too. But I did take liberties with that particular site.

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