Snowy Morning on the Cove

feb cove with snow

snowy morning with cardinals

feb morning - dove in snow

feb morning - card in snow

We woke to the sound of sleet on the roof and wild geese flying over the house on the way to the cove.
Then the big gorgeous flakes began to fly too.

Now the cedar trees are filled with cardinals, finches and juncos. We have dove, blue jays, titmice and chickadees too. And a brown thrasher showed up at the suet feeder as well as a little downy woodpecker to share a morning treat.

It is still snowing and we will end up with 6-8 inches by the end of today. And I know everyone in the eastern US is ready to see the snow go away, but this is our first snowfall of the season and it is BEAUTIFUL!

sleet colored sky
streaked with wings
of wild geese
and clouds of bird song

Small Stones 18/2015

First spring bath after a long winter!

morning wakes
to robin song
and the rumble of earthworms
in the thawing ground

January thaw 2

We have had glorious weather the past couple of days – warm and sunny after so many that were cold and gray.

Now I know that we have a long way to go before we see the last of winters many charms (!) but we revel in the warmth and do chores that had been left to wait until weekends just like this.

So spring will come and with this little respite, we are ready, come what may!

The January Thaw – Ten Word Poems

jan morning 2015

dawn
her cheeks blushing
as the sky reflects her beauty

stretching
old oaks mutter
dreaming april dreams
warm winters day

scent of damp, leaf mold
and earthworms-
the january thaw

from the gray morning cove
mists rise
on heron wings

with warm wings and song
clouds of small sparrows
rise

shivering
the bare boned willows
fill their branches
with sparrows

pale moon
slips into the light
of the morning sky