Thursday, February 26, 2015

Icy Grip

I was hearing all about snow and cold in other places and was beginning to feel some hope.  We’ve avoided much of what others are getting.  Today winter has shown it’s not yet ready to circle down the drainDSC03743.  Old Man Winter doesn’t ask…he just pulls up a chair, sets the table and sits down when it suits himDSC03744.  He’s walked these steps beforeDSC03745.  Did we really think we’d broken out of his icy prisonDSC03746?  He mocks by sprinkling confectioner’s sugar on everythingDSC03747.  He prepares a cold barbecue nobody wantsDSC03748and wipes his frosty feet on our welcome matDSC03749.  He climbs the steps of our deck to view his handiworkDSC03750.  No one will eat his frosty treatsDSC03751.  He mischievously powders the evergreensDSC03752 in fact I half expect one of these pinecones to be tossed at the back of my head as I slowly walk back to a far warmer in doorsDSC03753.  The skeletal trees endure another shameful powderingDSC03754.  My last glimpse is of blue sky peaking out of wintery skiesDSC03755…there’s hope of warmer days out there.

10 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the ice of the foretelling of a lush green spring

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    1. It could be John though in Montana one never knows.

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  2. Winter has become unpredictable hasn't it? I liked your photos along with your post. Especially the treats lol.

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    1. Thank Toodie...the treats are free!

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  3. Don't worry. Winter is almost over. :)

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    1. Thankfully so however we're currently under a winter storm advisory😱

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  4. Hi Joe!! It's snowing like crazy outside as I read this :)

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  5. Our snow is melting and I see sixties in the forecast. You know I'm smiling! You get what you want and so do I what's not to love?

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