Just Wait, The Weather Will Change

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Slip and slide

All over the place

Now wintertime is here

The snow and ice

Keep building up

And trouble could be near

No school or work

The roads unpassable

The blizzard has started I fear

Hot cocoa and games

To pass the time

Until the roads are finally clear

Then shovel and snowblower

Work overtime

Until the cold brings tears

Rest and recover

Tomorrow they say

The best day of the year

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – slip

Winter’s Signs

Just like the robin in spring

There are harbingers in winter

The howling of the bitter winds

The fog of early morning

And consistent grey skies

Winter has arrived

The storm blows throughout the night

And tomorrow’s limited daylight will show us

A field of nothing but pristine white snow

Until the neighborhood wakes up and begins the day

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – harbinger

Mumbles … Anticipate

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I want to post Carly Simon, but this is anticipate, not anticipation.  I have thoughts of The Rocky Horror Pictures show and antici … pation, but this is anticipate.  What do I anticipate?  I anticipate my boyfriend (who tested for and does not have Covid) has a sinus infection.  I anticipate Trump will continue to drag his heals about losing the election.  I anticipate lots of anxiety this winter with the virus running rampant.  I anticipate a successful and SAFE wedding for my daughter in January… or maybe that is a hope and a prayer.

I anticipate more loss and pain with the pandemic.  I anticipate fear about a rushed vaccine, or treatment.  I anticipate a rough winter as it snowed twice already in October.  Tonight, the northwest corner of the state is in a winter weather advisory.  I anticipate though, that it will be easier to shovel this winter as we replaced our very old 2 runner and grass driveway.  I anticipate a sigh of relief January 20th on inauguration day. 

So, I think I anticipate some sleep pretty soon and hope for a better day tomorrow. 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – anticipate


branch cold freezing frost
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Like icing on a cake

The frost clings to everything

Minuet spikes of white

Cover every branch

Pure white transforms

What is left of flowers

Even the signs are touched

With Jack Frost’s signature

Turning the morning into

A world of sparkling white


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – frost

An Iced Landscape

gingerly put my foot on the ice

Carefully testing my traction

Not wanting to take a fall

Winter had blanketed everything in ice

It all had a beautiful sparkle

But the beauty was deceptive

As the sounds of limbs cracking

Echoed through the night

Taking trees and wires down to the ground

No cars dared drive down the streets

It was the kind of night

Where Mother Nature proved her power

Frosted Day

(I did not have the daily prompt set to email me and somehow missed a post this week … so here is my late post for crisp.  I figured with the heat that is popping up (at least here it is) we could all use a reminder of the other side of things.)

The frosted grass was crisp

With every step she took

Her breath producing a mist

Before her cooling lips

The trees held tight to frost

As a toddler holds a blanket

The winter wonderland reflected brightly

On this chilly early winter morning