It began, quite unintentionally, with the picture below. I took it on a road trip Friday and posted it to my facebook page with just one tag line …The orchard sleeps…
My distant writing group friend added two more lines….in winter’s gloom under a crescent moon…And, said, keep it going. The resulting conversation:
me: trees whisper tales of Spring
of blossoms snuggled in a winter wrap
of deep roots tangled in Summer’s dreams
she: one small bird perches at dawn
me: threads her way through forks of trees
through thickets of sticks
weaving her own tales
against the landscape of winter
Writing off of photos is one of my writing invitations on my writer’s notebook page on this blog. Photos inspire. Digital devices and social media allow us to virtually sit beside friends to collaborate visions and words, to create shared works.
Teachers–had the digital world of today existed back when I shared daily existence with sixth graders, you bet I would have encouraged this kind of collaboration.