Ponder this:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter wind

When I am at home and safe and cozy, I enjoy the winter wind.
I love its screaming, wailing, whooping, a watchdog on patrol.
Snowflakes swirl and circle and dance in the air, fly off and away.
The snow on the ground shuffles and slides, crystal by crystal, into new formations . . . folded white towels in tidy piles between the upturned pots on the patio, frozen lake waves cresting in the lee of the barn.
Snow-horses gallop wild on silent ghostly hooves, tails flagging, up the field.


A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. 

18 comments:

Woodswalker said...

Very poetic, June. I share your enthusiasm for wind and other "big" weathers. They can be quite exciting, especially when one is safe and soundly sheltered.

rachel said...

Lovely photo, but I hate windy weather - very unsettling!

Linda Myers said...

I love weather when I'm indoors. Except rain that goes on for days.

Rusty said...

Oh boy! Does that look cold. If a single photograph could depict january's deep freeze - that would probably be it. ATB!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"folded white towels in tidy piles between the upturned pots on the patio,"

Many lovely images in this post. All warm in the house without a need to venture out sound perfect.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Yes , it can be exhilarating .... or a mammoth pain , depending on what you're doing in it .

Wanda..... said...

You speak my thoughts so perfectly...though for me it would be the tails of snow-deer flagging up the field. Lovely words you put together, June.

Barb said...

This reads like a poem and has phrases that I wish I had written!

Tracy said...

Awwww, June, very lovely! Your words are great but boy, oh boy, that photo looks very chilly, so I'm glad I'm looking at it from afar.
Stay warm and have a lovely evening!

Friko said...

Rather you than me. I will be very happy if the snow horses find a paddock far way from mine.

A lovely lyrical post.

Hilary said...

Absolutely beautiful.. both the poem and the photo. I have to ask though.. was the horse reference and a quote by Catherine the Great intentional? ;)

Joey said...

Love the post and the photograph! Funny, it's the opposite of my feelings for winter.

Joey

Jo said...

June, that is absolutely the most exquisitely gorgeous picture!

Here in Vancouver, we just have spring -- all winter long. No winter. Last year there were magnolias blooming during the 2010 Winter Olympics here. *sigh*

Pauline said...

The photo is grand, and the mind pictures you created equal to any photo! Wind is always fascinating - it talks about so many things.

June said...

Hilary, um . . . no, that wasn't intentional. I didn't know about that little myth until I went looking in response to your question.

Kind of makes me want to change the quote. But it's out there now, so I'll leave it.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful word pictures! And I see a galloping horse in the clouds!

Jayne said...

Beautiful, June! I feel the same way about this winter. This sub-zero temp I can do without, though.

C-ingspots said...

I like it too! Beautiful picture!