November’s Palette: Twin Falls

Poplars clad in cadmium yellow medium

stand sentinel to junipers in hooker’s green.

Charred terra rosa lava rocks lie tumbled

beneath raw umber basalt cliffs.

Below, the Snake River flows viridian

edged with thalo willow shadows.

The monotony of terra verde hills

and dead yellow ochre grass is broken

by splashes of pyrrol red burning bushes.

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About Judy Grigg Hansen
I write poetry and nonfiction, and I am passionate about the people, places, and wildflowers of Idaho and the Northwest.

2 Responses to November’s Palette: Twin Falls

  1. Tamara says:

    I love this. when you really start looking at what seems at first the monotone winter southern idaho landscape, you see incredible textures and colors. loved reading this judy

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