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Kentucky Color - Ice & Frost Flowers

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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division or Forestry

All this ice has shut me in for a little while and put me to thinking about Frost Flowers. Not because of my association with them but I just can't get enough of them. They are a special work of art produced by a transition from warm, wet weather to cold, dry weather.


Transitions
I've found that the most beautiful times in our lives

Are interludes of transition which by nature are fleeting and short lived.

Hot, arid days are often preceded by glorious sunsets,

And the darkest of nights are replaced by brilliant manifestations of light.

Yes transition, a time of beauty

Has morphed into change and

Is lost,

Bypassed,

Abandoned,

Lamented,

Shunned

And feared.

Transitions should be embraced,

Sought after and pursued;

As the parched thirst for water,

The lonely search after friendship

And the ignored hunger for affection.

- Billy Joe Fudge, January 25, 2013


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Kentucky Color: Transitions - a reminder of frostflowers



2013-01-26 - Amandaville, Cumberland Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Inspiration for accompanying poem, "Transitions" - All this ice has shut me in for a little while and put me to thinking about Frost Flowers. Not because of my association with them but I just can't get enough of them. They are a special work of art produced by a transition from warm, wet weather to cold, dry weather. - Billy Joe Fudge

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