2.01.2015

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
 
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1.24.2015

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

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1.18.2015

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


~
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1.07.2015

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

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12.25.2014

Woke to Blue skies and Sunshine


sunrise
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
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12.16.2014

Winter Crystals



when the clouds go away


and the stars shine above


temperatures drop deep


our sylvan realm begins to glow


ice crystals abound

~
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12.09.2014

A Frosty World



amongst the frosty crystals 
they perch


and 
then take flight


blue is such a wonderful color for our sky


once upon a time
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I hope your December is going well.

If you would like to get to know a bit more about me
There is an interview on my other blog:
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12.03.2014

The Soft Blues of Deep Cold


cold days
cold nights
mists rise


 glimpses
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
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