Now I know that many of you experience months of frost and snow every winter, but recently it’s only occurred three or four times a year here. So I rarely get a chance to take icy photos. This morning my car told me it was -1 degrees, and the ground over in the fields was frozen. It was a brilliant blue sky day though and the frost in the hedgerows was slowly melting.
Apparently it will rain for the next seven days now, so I’m glad I caught the pretty cold stuff while I could. Rain means a temperature rise of eight to ten degrees, thanks goodness because the heat wasn’t working in my office on Friday, not much fun sitting still in 14 degrees!
Little woodland elf
pink and purple riding hood
busy in the mist
I’m still standing here
this long winter of neglect
listen to my bones
bleached, frosted and petrified
craving a cloak of soulskin
Julia has gone for a seasonal prompt this week with ‘and winter will bring . . .’
I didn’t think I would make it, but as I’m babysitting this evening, the late night is an opportunity, so here is
And winter will bring enduring moon
regal rotund shining for hours through the six a.m. alarm
through sharp ice sky rolling to the west
as dawn ripples from the east.
And winter will bring ice
crunching crystals on grass shooting veneer onto pond
silvered birch a forest of icycled chandeliers.
And winter will bring
spiralling north wind on street corners
whipping around limbs and petrifying ears.
And winter will bring light precious from low sky sun
concentrated through window an illusion of warmth
no substance and stunted shadows.
And winter will bring thrust from the underworld
Galanthus to herald the spring.
Join in with Julia at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week63/