First Snow


We had our first snow today.  I’ve been sitting here and looking at it all day.  Birds fly past, heading to and from the bird feeders.  The occasional hawk comes into view.  Today’s offering is in the form of a rondeau .


Snow’s arrival to the season

turns the air from cold to freezin’

leafless trees from stark to now draped

with crystalline fluffed clinging capes

landscape accepts stunned accretion


Whiffs of ice mist set some wheezin’

Wood smoke curling as we ease in

Arthritis creaks and cracks with aches

Snow’s arrival to the season


Critters have had time to begin

Gathering stores for the freeze in

Still their whiskers quiver, feet quake

Tiny hearts race, furred bodies shake

Brown against white, raptors breeze in

Snow’s arrival to the season


word of the day challenge — whiff


5 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved “crystalline fluffed clinging capes”!🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 i’m glad you did

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  2. hanspostcard says:

    First snow here this afternoon- just flurries but everyone always gets excited the first time like they’ve never seen them before. Of course the next time they will probably be complaining. I love cold weather and snowy winters! The weather man this morning said it could very well be a snowy winter. We shall see.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What state are you located? Some of the snow from the day I wrote First Snow is still on the ground. Tonight is the coldest so far. Even the wood stove isn’t keeping up with it. I prefer snow over slush or freezing rain. I think it’s going to be a very cold winter.

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      1. hanspostcard says:

        Eastern Ohio. I think it went from summer- maybe a week of autumn and now winter.

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