Winter Rocks and Ice

 tiny islands

catching my eyes
my heart

 ice cloaking

 formations exquisite

tiny islands


Yea, Sunshine

the sun drenched life in winter warmth today

entirely unusual for February

we all take note at the lack of snowfall and cold days

wondering what nature is up to

 and look at this unusually shaped conk!

nature wants us to have a double dose:

ending with magical light



Like Tide Pools

days are warm
snow is melting
dripping from the roof

landing on ice cloaked earth

what do i spy
like an anenome
from the sea

far off universes

right before my knees

continuing to be delighted
by ice

a never before seen find


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