Autumn Frost and Ice

the clouds have cleared
and under the watch of stars
and deeply cold temperatures
ice crystals are born

ephemeral beings
like wings of glass

ponds freeze over
exquisite expression for a brief time

bubbles held in ice
like a universe mirroring our sky

whose breath rises
from this wee cavern into the earth
they are tucked away for winter



Autumn Snow

this is our third snowfall
each time 1/2 inch plus

autumn colors dressed in snow
with a dash of sunlight
so lovely

the golden forest trees are tamaracks (Western Larch)
they still have some of their needles on
stunning mixed with snow

light snow like this
reminds me of cotton fields

and so our autumn goes
sun and snow mingle 
sometimes rain graces our days

the wood stove is going