Sunday, January 20, 2013

Morning sky
above the sleeping garden
We have gone over 300 days without snow
....I never thought I'd say
I am sorry about this

but it's part of the package of winter
beautiful morning snow
quiet snow
hush snow
blowing snow
the sound of shovels lifting snow
somewhere in the neghborhood
even the buzz of snowblowers are missed
people whose faces are covered with snow blowing back onto their faces
as they shiver clearing their driveways
ahhh...I miss it
and the branches of trees encased in beautiful glistening ice
and squirrels with snow covered whiskers begging at my window
Would you believe that I have green patches of grass still
in my yard
But I hear we are going into a real freeze this week
no snow, but frigid temps
Well I am happy to report my inside plants
are doing fabulous
and the big fern I hauled in and stored in the garage
is doing just fine
I lost a few geraniums...but oh well

So this morning when I looked out and saw this gorgeous sky
I felt all garden inside
and I wanted to share my joy



  1. Yes, your sunrise was gorgeous. I'm afraid we also miss the snow way up here and fear the freeze will bring deep freeze to the ground to the extent of broken pipes, oh dear, it could get dreadful. It is supposed to drop tonight, minus -20 to -30 is dreadful...moreso, without a blanket of snow to protect. Stay bundled in many layers should you venture out. Me, I will stay where my feet are warm and my shoulders covered.

  2. I miss the snow too! I especially miss the way it seems to muffle sound and everything gets so quiet. I love to take a walk, late at night with huge flakes falling. Maybe we'll get some yet!

  3. Beautiful sunrise!! Hope you get some snow. Have only gotten a dusting a few times here in central MD but up at 'Happy Trails' in western MD they have a couple feet of snow.

  4. i have a little snow wish too
    and cannot believe how balmy
    this rare January weather....little wildflowers
    blooming! so odd.
    hope your sky drops some pretty flakes

  5. I hope the drought ends soon. Your words about the snow paint the most beautiful, vivid images.

  6. Beautiful, Sue. I too like snow...not ice...but like Robin says that perfect quietly-falling-big-flakes-sparkling kind that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.


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