|Voices on the Wind||Voices in the Garden|
Stark against blankness by Lars Samson Stark against blankness Repeated slaps of winter wind have stripped cottonwoods huddled along the riverbed. Among the trees, limbs of soft-focus gray mist into the backdrop of cloud flannel. School-chum trees, trunks not yet scabbed, mime that they’re aspen in slender, white gowns. Their paleness stark against blankness.