Winter Fights Back

Thin ice shimmers
on the mini pond.
Minute snowflakes
float down like dust.
Biting cold
nips my fingers
as I fill the bird feeders.
Winter fights back.

Ice and Snow

ice melts
and snow retreats
as the barometer rises.

Deep Freeze

Deep freeze.
The birds empty the feeders.
I can’t break the ice on the pond.
Spring retreats, regroups.

Long Overdue – Septolet

Having re-blogged an article on Saturday, not my usual blogging day, I decided to revert to small stones poetry today, especially as I am enjoying writing Septolets so much at the moment!

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and wet
ice dripping,
mopping puddles.

A job
long overdue —
de-frosting the freezer!



Ice, like light snowfall,
on house roofs, cars and gardens;
Jack Frost passing through.

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.

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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!

On Ice

Looking after my grandson yesterday;
such a delight and pleasure
despite the accident on the way
sliding on ice in atrocious weather!

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