Jumping into snowdrifts; Angels appear on lawns. Night time still lasts forever, Unrelenting cold hangs on. All is tucked in and quiet, Resting until spring Yawns and stretches with warm welcoming.
Soft, white fairies dance and spin; Never hesitating On their way to the ground Where a blanket spreads far and wide; Fresh and cold, Laid out so evenly And bright with crystal jewels; Known for its beauty and delight; Enveloping happy children as they play in it; Snowmen and angels left behind as evidence.
Here is my idea of winter fashion: jeans or a long skirt over as many layers of tights and leggings as I can put on; At least three layers on top, probably with a nice, long, warm sweater as the outer garment; Boots and a long parka; Hat and gloves if needed. Where I live,Continue reading “WINTER FASHION”
Dark days make the perfect backdrop for colored lights and bling; Electric Santas, candy canes and reindeer Come out of hiding – from the North Pole, right? Everybody forgets about the cold, snowy hassle of bundling up and shoveling; Members of choirs everywhere practice hymns and winter songs Before the big day gets here. EmbracingContinue reading “DECEMBER”
Crystal giants stand tall and proud With their feet swaddled in a thick white blanket. Their jewels sparkle in winter sunlight, Accenting green wrapped in snowy shawls. Courageous birds spread their wings They soar in the ice blue canopy of sky, Searching this land of wondrous splendor; Looking down from lofty vantage points. The shadowsContinue reading “WINTER”
If you live in a more northern location, you are noticing that the days are getting short. Where I live, they’re down to about 9 hours and shrinking. Not only that, they are cold, sometimes damp and uncomfortable. The bummer is, these conditions foster depression, illness and increases in pain. So, here are some reallyContinue reading “WHEN THE DAYS GET SHORT”
The sun is far enough south now; it shines through my livingroom and dining room windows. It’s warmth enfolds me: Body, soul and spirit in a delicious embrace. I especially love sunshine through a window in the middle of winter: The icy, cold world is held at bay, while I snuggle in warmth and light. Continue reading “SUNSHINE THROUGH THE WINDOW”
No snow on the ground yet; Overnight temperatures drop low enough to tease about frost. Vegetable soup tastes wonderful, Especially after a walk in the crisp air. Memories of autumns gone by Bring a warm glow to my mind. Expectancy builds as holidays draw near, Reminding me that winter will soon come.
Freshly scrubbed and lined shelves Are bursting With jars full of sunshine. Peaches and apricots Are glowing With delightful goodness. Pickles and relishes Are waiting To spice up winter meals. Large baskets and boxes Are holding Potatoes and squash. Jams, Jellies and sweet things Are spreading Their tempting aromas. Flour, rice, bread and pasta AreContinue reading “THE PANTRY”
In Fall it’s time to put to bed All tender flowers And gently spread A blanket of mulch To keep them warm; While the icy winds blow The world hardens, the ice and snow Turns everything white, Quiet and cold; And people bask in firelight. Beneath the winter snow there lies A world of creatures,Continue reading “SAFE RETREAT”