heavy snowfall
forecasters tell us.
So far no sign.


Grey sky, drizzling rain.
The forecast gives more to come,
but look; daffodils!


Grey clouds race northwards.
Trees wave as they hurry by,
fleeing ahead of storm Brendan
following in hot pursuit.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Brendan is the name given by the Irish Met. Office to the storm forecast to batter the UK today.


Today started cool
and overcast
with promise of rain
in the forecast.
Possibly anywhere,
maybe not everywhere,
still some uncertainty.
Now the sun comes
and all hopes fast fade,
along with the shade.
Rain somewhere today,
but not here.

Before the Forecast

Sunshine and blue skies.
I sit outside and soak up rays
before the forecast wind and rain
comes again.


Sweeping up leaves today
gets me out-of-doors,
yet I know it is a thankless task —
strong winds are forecast
and will blow down plenty more!

Snow At Last!

Snow at last; it started with snizzle —
you know, that cross between snow and drizzle.
Soon enough with hardly a sound
it came down in flakes that covered the ground,
falling from noon till the darkness of night,
almost like daylight in dazzling white,
turning briefly to rain but not washed away.
With temperatures dropping ice will hold sway.
This morning is misty, exactly as forecast
but what they can’t tell is how long it will last.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Be careful what you wish for! I had been longing to see some snow before winter was over but what I didn’t expect was for it to come at such an inconvenient time. My daughter was due home yesterday evening from a skiing trip to Austria. Due to fly in to Birmingham their flight was diverted to first Luton and then Stanstead in the south-east where they were the last plane to land before that too was closed. After hanging around for a couple of hours waiting for a transfer coach back to pick up the car in Birmingham they were told the buses refused to run. So, together with another couple, she and her partner hired a car and drove through the night in trecherous conditions at between 20-30 mph back to Birmingham. They collected the car and drove up to us where they were spending the night before returning home to mid-Wales. They arrived with us at 5.30 in the morning!


Site content copyright of Elizabeth Leaper (Libby).

Supporting the Printed Word

Read the Printed Word!