As winter is disappearing,
I want to savour the most beautiful parts:
The delicacy of silvered trees,
Covered in hoar frost and
Slung against the canvas of a blue, blue sky;
And little, red cottages
Snug in snowy pillows.
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Sometimes, on a rare day of winter perfection,
Ice crystals coat the world —
Turning reeds and wire fences
Into small works of abstract art.
In fact, you can hardly tell the difference
Between nature’s beauty
And the artifice of a wire fence.
Both glitter with possibility.
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I love the way snow
Softens the contours of nature:
Into works of art
And turning leaves
Into elegant pictures.
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Small villages around England compete
In the ‘Best Flowers’ competition every summer.
And Bramber is no exception.
The facades of pubs and inns
Are decked out in glorious technicoloured blooms.
Watering the flowers is quite a challenge —
You start from the top and let the water run down.
Even the windows of the building housing
The public toilets are decked out in petalled finery.
(And yes – Bramber has won the competition several times.)
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There is something very appealing
About splashes of colour in the snow:
Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur
Make the scene even more attractive.
As I continued on my snowy walk,
I turned back to see a lone lantern
Saying farewell in solitary beauty.
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When the dawn paints the sky
In tones of strawberry and lilac,
There is nothing more relaxing
Than enjoying some quiet time
Down at the beach.
The shower may be cold
But the view is delightful.
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My daughter and I visited Stockholm during the last weekend
Before school and work started.
The sky was heavy with the promise of more snow.
The pastel buildings looked like cakes
Topped with icing.
(Look at the height of the city’s Christmas tree – 38 metres tall
And decorated with 5,000 lights!)
Fairy tale buildings
Brightened the gloomy sky;
And optimism was not lost
In the knee-deep snow!
(Not sure if that cyclist ever managed to cycle home though!)
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Snow is so beautiful —
It really brings out the colour of patient dogs.
It falls in swirls
Of fairy lights,
Turning the woods
Into a mysterious place.
Suddenly, tall, snow-topped trees
Make us realize how small we are in the universe,
And humble wood
Is turned into abstract art.
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This is a snowy post —
(Sorry about the pun),
Where splashes of red and white
Look like Santa’s hat;
And snug houses
Are framed by snowy branches.
And, if you’re lucky,
You might find the heart of winter.
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This is a winter’s tail
Full of snow and sheep.
The dogs and I were out for a long Sunday walk
When we herd a strange sound.
Wool you just look at what we found?
The sheep were framed beautifully
By the snowy pine needles.
I feel a little sheepish for all my baaa-d puns,
So, I’ll just leave you with one last photo
And wish ewe you all a wonderful holiday season!
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