Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 : “Birds in a Winter Tree”

Birds in Winter Tree Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma
Birds in Winter Tree
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Austin Texas PhotoPoems Series, #2 :

“Birds in a Winter Tree”

Photopoem and Commentary.


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Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 :

“Birds in a Winter Tree”


Birds in Winter Tree Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma
Birds in Winter Tree
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma


“A New Winter in an Old Winter Haunt”

the black raven-winged bird, still plump

from the past seasons’ fullness

nipped at the winter twigs


knobs and nubs and where

a favored berry

once grew


the other birds nearby, not nearly

as plump, not nearly as


of where treasures of thrown trash –

barely eaten burgers, a few


were hidden, but easily found

nipped at every change of light on each branch


the old bird chuckled and cawed quietly

if they ask, he thought, i’ll tell them

if not, they’ll find their own

that’s what he did

though he

nearly starved that one winter

until the walking creatures opened a new

taco stand nearby –

yes, he thought, nature provides….

© 2013 felipe adan lerma


linked to dVersePoets OpenLinkNight Week 80

hosted by stalwart, brian miller 😉 who reminds us, “Inspiration is all around us, just waiting to be noticed” and gives a snapshot of his past few days with his family as examples, a nice read in itself 😉


Getting Back to Healthy – Yes, It’s a Process 😉

going from teaching 2 to 5 fitness classes per week, through to the end of oct last year, then traveling to stowe, paris, houston, and back here in austin, even with doing daily walks, and intermittent chair based exercise sets, plus getting sick! has left sheila and myself at a point where, resuming a more daily chair based routine, and including weights, elastic bands, etc, has been a reminder how much the body needs to be worked to stay in fluid enjoyable order 😉

my next post, barring the usual unknowns, is to do a fitness review –

as much for sheila and myself as anyone interested 😉

stay healthy and happy everyone!



Adan Lerma

blessings everyone 😉

namaste´- con dios – god be with you



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For a Texas guy like me, this was a marvel of an experience. There’d been this one red berry bush that’d survived all winter, and one day, mid-morning, first one, then two, then the rest of the group of Robins appeared, and ate every single visible berry from sight, lol!

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  1. If only the younger could learn from the older, wiser survivors. I enjoyed the characterization of the birds. Doesn’t feel much like winter here in south Texas though. Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog.


    • you bet, always interesting stuff when i visit your site 😉

      speaking of non-winter, we went from temps below normal since mid-sept, to, since we moved back to texas, maybe record heat of over 80 today (here in austin) whew!

      take care, stay well 😉


  2. Very charming poem, Adan. Note that your link didn’t seem to work quite right on dVerse. You may want to check and link again. (I got here, but not initial click.)

    Hope you are feeling better soon. k.


  3. smiles…nature does provide…and it is interesting the perspectives….we oft have to find our way…and those willing go on…and those that dont well nature takes her course there as well….smiles…


  4. haha…nature provides with tacos…i like… we don’t have that much mexican food over here but fell in love with burritos when i was in california…smiles


    • we had some really good mexican food both in vermont and paris, but ahh, nothing quite like the stuff we had at curras on east oltorf today 😉 even if it’s only because it’s what we’re used to 😉 glad you found some great burritos in calif too 😉


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