When Whippoorwills Call

When Whippoorwills Call

It is cold this morning! Cold, dark, and wet. May is nearly half gone. Shouldn’t we have warm weather? My brother tells me that whippoorwills are calling now. He lives near a wooded area and hears these nighttime, springtime birds. It’s Whippoorwill Winter. I might have known. My maple tree, just outside my window, is […]

Winter’s Wildscape at Night

Winter’s Wildscape at Night

The bushes in my backyard, green and flowering in warm weather,  become gray, drab sprigs in the winter. The birds don’t mind. When moonlight silvers the yard, they crowd deep into the thick twigs, twittering and chirping, discussing the day’s happenings,  content to be hidden by darkness and their stubbly cover. A few wild, forest […]

Groundhogs and Weather

Groundhogs and Weather

It’s Groundhog Day. Punxatawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. So, according to tradition, this means an early spring. Is that an  accurate prediction? The answer remains a mystery. It’s fun to see what the folk in Punxatawney make of waking up Phil. It was snowing as a large group, known as the Inner Circle, in top […]

Blue Sky of February

Blue Sky of February

Happy February! This short month comes in with a blue-sky, frosty morning, full of energy and hope. If you are lucky enough to have been born this month, your birthstone is amethyst and your flower is violet, symbolizing humility and faithfulness. However, you have more: irises and primroses. February’s child is determined, optimistic, creative and […]

Snow!

Snow!

It’s snowing in NWArkansas. How much or for how long? Weather sort of does its own thing; sometimes predictable, sometimes surprising; so, we’ll just have to wait and see. I thought this might be a good time to post another snow poem. Whether your day is snowy or sunny or somewhere in between, I hope […]

Gone with the North Wind

Gone with the North Wind

The warm weather is gone with the north wind. Sure enough, roof tops and lawns are white with snow. This isn’t the pretty, fluffy stuff of Christmas cards, but is more like sleet–cold and frozen and there’s just a thin covering. But, sure enough, winter is winter, so what can I expect? Changing the subject […]

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