A Grace of Snowflakes

 yesterday it did not snow
yet we were given a grace of snowflakes

(above they are on the surface of my frozen creek)

I have never seen frost grow like this, never
and note the one like a hand holding a snowflake

 they landed on my wooden steps

 upon my car's windshield

 the day before we had a different expression of ice crystals
like roses

one clear evening 
the sky touched our hearts

tomorrow is Imbolc:
Gaelic festival marking the beginning of spring

here it does not feel like spring
yet the days are getting longer
in 4 weeks time
  most often i will not need to plow snow again
so i will enjoy these winter days
until spring begins to grace our lives


Under the Watch of the Stars They Grew

under the watch of the stars they grew

presented by the light of the sun

gracing branches like fairy wings

ice crystals 
one of my loves



Spirit of Winter

 it was a dark and cloudy day

wind stirred the lake to dance

snow piled high upon the banks

reflected upon calmer waters
the sky

a place to still one's heart

one's breath

to stroll amongst the details 

and wrap winter's spirit around one's self



So Much Snow!

the sun came out to light our world
hurray hurray

home sweet home in nearly two feet of snow
this week 
this week

(nearly wore me out plowing and shoveling
the good kind of being worn out that is followed by a hot bath and good sleep)

rivers are frozen 
held in shadows and light

snow capped posts falling to the side

something about looking down a river
that inspires the imagination to jump to life
a yearning to wander

and once in a while
sunset thrills us



Woke to Blue skies and Sunshine

full of sunshine

light beckoned a morning ski

my tracks
and whose tracks?
I think fox

beneath the dunes
lies grass

Merry Christmas to you


Winter Crystals

when the clouds go away

and the stars shine above

temperatures drop deep

our sylvan realm begins to glow

ice crystals abound



A Frosty World

amongst the frosty crystals 
they perch

then take flight

blue is such a wonderful color for our sky

once upon a time

I hope your December is going well.

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The Soft Blues of Deep Cold

cold days
cold nights
mists rise

touch imagination

as they cloak some bits
and not others

frost shimmers

grows thick as cold days carry on

i delight
in the blues and whites