What a perfect week for ‘outside’ to be my theme!
Outside the car it is snowy,
Drifting, sliding, flowing.
Arctic winds are all blowy,
Bitter, chill and snowy.
Beautiful but slippy,
Snow compressed to ice.
Unexpected slips are scary,
But controlled sliding is nice.
Delicate crystals layered deep,
Nature in silent slumber keep,
But even on the coldest days,
Life shines through in many ways.
Finally sunshine warms our faces,
sparkling in snowdrifts,
warming dark places,
breaking Winter’s gloom.
Soft and swirling,
Midnight quiet, snow steady,
Ever falling, coating the ground,
making it clean, making it ready,
for snowmen and sledging and snowballs all round.
Familiar places, out of sight,
under water, flooded, gone.
Swirling eddies catch the light,
beauty hiding natural destruction.