The Winter Roses




All of a sudden, it seemed, the winter roses were in bloom.


The first one to notice this year’s blossoms — in a dozen shades of pink and purple, hiding shyly among fresh green leaves, as they do — was one of the littlest chipmunks, who had gone out for a meander in the almost-spring sunshine. She huddled underneath one of the low-hanging, down-turned flowers and watched the pink-and-purple sunlight drifting through petals that seemed to be made of stained glass.


(February 2023)


Story & Photo © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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