Saturday, January 14, 2012

frozen, and snow

it started with some icing
the news is the weather
always the weather in this place
we're so close to it.
i spent the night at a warm place, 
leaving home at dusk with wendy
the roads bad,
it took twice as long to travel 25 miles.
i decided not to worry
 heard this morning that 
power returned to my place at 7 last night
ncpr singing out to an empty house
all through the frigid winds
my house chugged warmly
cracks me up
i was lucky this time
and thankful.
1998--i was out of this house
for 21 days
 then trees rained down
with thunder and crashing 
after 5 days of ice
then snow
this was only a storm
thankfully

10 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

Winter finally hit here as well but without the sublime light and color of the open fields. Our color is far from pure. Once the salt trucks hit, it is mud gray...waiting for it to go away can take weeks...dirt and snow compacted becomes solid masses that do not melt. The squirrels were barking this morning wondering where all their hidden treasure have gone to. At least you can appreciate the beauty and I from a far. The last photo has no time - dusk, dawn, mid-day it doesn't matter really.

Valerianna said...

I was singing the praises of my studded Swedish snow tires last night as I was coming back up the hill from town and everyone else was off the road or skidding backwards on black ice. There was virtually NOTHING in town and a few hundred feet higher, a white out blizzard and fresh snow over black ice - a pretty dangerous combination. I raced by the folks sliding backwards to gain enough momentum for the steep hill. Made it home, thankful and glad for the enormous investment in those tires!

Glad you're home with heat and beauty.

mansuetude said...

Glad your house is humming and warm.

Velma said...

henrietta, you know from weather...the last pic was midday, midstorm
valerie, i, too am prepared, subaru all wheel drive, blizaks (i have no idea how you spell that), and a little practice. my short, steep driveway has seen many wee accidents!
m, i love it when i'm warm inside and it's too cold to enjoy outside.

onesmallstitch said...

so glad you are home, warm and safe, hopefully Spring is just around the corner. beautiful photos - thanks for sharing your winter beauty

Velma said...

cold toes and ankles tonight as the temperature sinks below zero...i hope the pipes don't freeze!

ArtPropelled said...

The weather has provided some wonderful photo opportunities. Stay warm!

Velma said...

robyn, staying warm this a.m. though it's minus 20.

Barry said...

V-wow!! Now that is cold. Pretty frightening if it comes to crashing trees etc. As you say you get to experience nature up close and personal. Does have its pristine beauty. Stay safe and warmish. B

Velma said...

barry, it sometimes gets scary, reminds me of my place in the universe.