That season between Fall and Spring
Sometimes that never ending season that seems to begin in October and end in April.
The meteorologist on tv merrily says,
“Precipitation is headed your way!”
Will it be
slowly and gently falling?
Will the weather map be
pink for ice?
light blue for some snow?
medium blue for some accumulation?
deep blue for snow to be measured in “feet”?
I prefer snow . . .
the cleansing beauty of a layer of snow,
the crunch underfoot while
while walking in a winter wonderland.
Closely examining leaves frozen in time
as brilliant crystals glow in the sunlight.
Beauty or Danger?
Snow and frost accumulate on windhields,
Requiring scraping so views are not obstructed.
Crispy, cold, and repetitious!
How much snow?
An inch or two?
Six or seven inches?
An opportunity to read a good book?
Alas, not meant to be!
Road crews working diligently to make sure the roads are safe for travel.
Making sure we can get where we need to be.
Don’t forget to stop and look.
Where are we going?
Where have we been?
What did we see along the way?
What do you see in winter?
Most of the time,
I love winter in Iowa!
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.