First Snow

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I woke up yesterday morning to a world of white. Most of it was gone by late afternoon, but for a brief time I felt cocooned by all the snow. I took a few pictures late in the day when much of the snow had melted, but enough to accompany my short rhyme acknowledging our first snow in Philadelphia.


Woke up to a brilliant white
snow sprinkled through the night.

Bare boughs laden with new snow
Winter wonderland; I love it so!

Too soon the white turns sooty & gray:
Savor the frosty blanket, if only for one day.

Note the purple pansies on the foreground, the result of the earlier warm weather.

Philly’s First Flakes

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Over the week-end we had our first snowfall, so I penned a little rhyme to go with the photos I took early Saturday morning.

 

 

The snow fell softly in the night,

blanketing the earth in crystals white.

Sky loomed gray overhead;

no sun today—gloom instead.

First flakes of winter touched the ground

Softly, softly, without a sound.

 

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