When the Wind Comes Down the Mountainside by Rhonda Strickland


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When the wind comes down the mountainside
And presses chilled fingers against the pane.
You watch the snowflakes fly on by.
Covering your way onto the lane.

The fire crackles across the room.
A log crumbles to ashes.
Drawing your attention there
As sparks fly up in flashes.

Reflection of the fire light
Is seen within your eyes.
Then grayness fills them full
As you stare toward the skies.

It seems as if all is breathless,
For the moment the wind is still.
No life is seen a’stirring
As you gaze above the sill.

Away across the meadow
Where the yellow flowers grow.
The stream has stopped a’flowing,
It’s banks all packed with snow.

The baring branches creak & bend
No leaves where sparrows can hide.
You realize winter is upon you now,
As the wind comes down the mountainside.

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Original photo shot by my mother last October as fall was winding down & winter was just around the bend. This is along Kern River near Lake Isabella, CA, USA

Image post-treated in PSCS4 using curves & blending layers & filters.
Stock art:
Owl, bear, deer & boat from stock.exchnge
PS brushes Snow

As of 8-24-12
Comments: 128
Favorites: 28
Views: 929

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 5 years ago

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    What an amazing transformation from the original photo. It looks stunning Rhonda. Super poem too – and what wonderful music.

  • Thank you Anna. . . so glad you like the whole package. Happily my mom says it’s her favorite. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • kenmatcham
    kenmatchamalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent Rhonda, love the colours.

  • Thank you Ken. . . the very beginning of winter. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Rhonda.

    David xx

  • Thank you David

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 5 years ago

    simply wonderful…stunning image..colors perfect..

  • Thank you again AnnaMaria.. I appreciate your visits :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 5 years ago

    Excellent work Rhonda!

  • Thank you dear Eeva. . so happy to see you visit. .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Elaine Game
    Elaine Gamealmost 5 years ago

    Oh Rhonda your poetry is superb and the pictures you select to go with then compliment them beautifully

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 5 years ago

    Great job! LOVE IT!

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful autumnal colours, Roni. Love what you have done with this. Wonderful words to go with the image. Another one for your mum.

  • Yes Sue, my mom takes wonderful compositions. . . she has a good eye. She is really happy with what I have done with this one.
    Thank you,
    xox Roni….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallacealmost 5 years ago

    What beautiful work and the poem is perfect. Well done!!!

  • Ah, I love those words – beautiful Perfect. . . thank you so much Marjorie!
    xo Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

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