Witty Winter



Bring It On!

Out the window I observe large
white snowflakes cascading
silently, covering the lawn.
A vast white blanket.

Early visitors scurried
through our yard leaving tracks:
rabbits. Where do they
winter over I muse?


Under a neighbor’s tree,
a big fat squirrel is busy
digging for buried treasures:
acorns? Fir branches heavy and
laden with globs of white, like fluff of
marshmallows entertain. Serene.

My train of thought is now
jolted by the crash of
the snowplow as it sweeps along.
The silent landscape is interrupted.
Life in Upstate New York.

Weather reports announce
two nor’easters looming overhead.
Word from our daughter on
Long Island: the blizzard is over.
Now we compare notes on
the storms and aftermath.

Never lacking words, people seem
eager to discuss the weather.
They brag about the big one
as if talking about the big
fish that got away.

Furry creatures leave behind
tracks in the snow. Reflecting on
past childhood winters, I
smile inwardly. It is only February.
More winter remains. Bring it on!


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15 Responses to Witty Winter

  1. londoner18 says:

    Beautiful photos ❤

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  2. Emily says:

    Great post I loved it and the photos of course too. Winter wonderland!!

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  3. Sageleaf says:

    It looks chilly and serene all at the same time. I loved seeing your photos. I also loved your poem! Thoughts of February and of winter…and soon we’ll see the daffodils and crocus. 🙂 I admit: spring has to be one of my favorite times of year. Though I’m always working on “enjoying the moment” hehe. Lovely to be here!

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  4. Christy B says:

    Wonderful words for the season! Stay warm 🙂

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  5. Annika Perry says:

    I’m quite envious! 😀 The thick snow looks ready for snowman building and long walks! I love the poem, Mary Ann, and your imagery – I can just imagine the snow on the trees like marshmallows. I hope there weren’t any injuries in the snowplow accident! Keep warm and safe as the next blizzard heads your way.

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    • Thanks for the kind comment. A veritable winter wonderland outside now. Happy blogging and a good week ahead for you and yours! ^__^

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    • When I mentioned the snowplow “crashing” I meant the noise the driver makes when he lowers the plow to the streets and makes this loud thud or crashing sound. Hope that clears up my intent. I finished the book you mentioned, and I must say I could relate to apple orchards because my uncle had them in Massachusetts. I love crisp Empire apples which we grow in our yard. It was a good recommendation on your part and a book I could hardly put down. I shall read more of Tracy Chevalier. I meanwhile recommend At The Edge of the Orchard. Still snowing here. ^__^

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