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Poetry Weather

Frosted

#Winter #Grass #frost #fowc

You could tell that winter was here

for each blade of grass

was sitting in the place it was rooted

unable to move – why ?

Tiny little ice crystals were holding them tight

only moving for the giant boot

coming across the field

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Poetry Seasons Winter

Sounds of Winter

#ice #snow #winter

Early morning wake up call

the winds are bawling

“Jack frosts been calling”

Dancing with the frost fairies

all across the land

And underfoot, the fallen leaves

have hardened up and stood their ground

deciding not to be pushed around

defiantly cracking as you tread

a sign they’re sleeping – and not dead.

The crunch of frosted grass – like ice

is enough for some to think twice

for as you make your way to your house

creeping into warm like a church mouse

in a nest under tiles, their covered up thrice

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Photography Poetry Weather Winter

Mr frosts return

Salford, 11th December

They said the mercury was rising today

Well, someone didn’t inform Jack Frost and his winter imps

For as I write, sat perched in a chair by a radiator

They appear to have left pretty patterns

All over peoples car windows and roofs

Seems like he’s skipped across the skies too,

As there’s a definite blue streak across Salford skylines

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Weather

Air Snaps

Crisp

In the cold light of day

you could break off the mist

and eat it all up

 

Say that its biting

it keeps things fresh

not frosty at all

 

Just cold enough

to take the heat off

and highten tastebuds

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writing

Nose in a book..and a cake…

Sunday, 4th December 2016

Mother Nature is keeping her cards close to her chest today,

perfect blue 🌌 with not a ☁️ in the sky.

but there’s a definite nip in the air…little Jack Frost is up and about, and he’s painted every fallen leaf 🍃 in sight

Antidote to the cold ?  A cup of tea ☕️ With a 🍪  in the community room at the back of church after mass.

returned home 🏡 and am parked by a radiator, thawing out.

im reading the late terry pratchetts last (?) offering…the witches vacuum cleaner and other stories, whilst I do

might give me inspiration for a scribble or two…

 

 

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Food Poetry Weather Winter

Cherry on Top : Heaven

In response to the photo challenge
Cherry On Top

Magical Mug
A Mug of something magical – normally my mug of hot cocoa from whittards!!!

 

It doesn’t get better than this….

Pick your day

Cold damp wet

Or if its winter – It’s Frosty or Snowing

Pick your Bolthole

and welcome in the warmth

of a satisfying, chocolatey hug

laced with mint, cherry or even chocolate sprinkles

deep, rich and ultimately tasty

and let all those weather-induced blues melt away

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Transport Weather Winter

Jack frost – the artist

Anybody telling you the weathers improving – I have evidence to the contrary if you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere. Jack Frost was out again last night

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Location – The Drive where Mum and Dad park the car

And as you can plainly see – Dear old Jack has danced all over it!

However, I do like the patterns he’s left on the roof – its quite artistic.

Dad isn’t that impressed – he’s scraping jack’s artwork off the windows.

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Seasons Spring Weather Winter

Seasons

In response to the daily post prompt Seasons

Allegedly, its supposed to be Spring in the UK right now.

I say this due to the arrival of Ash Wednesday in the Churches, the birds returning from their holiday homes in the South of the globe, and a much clearer and bluer sky above my head.

However, despite wispy white stratus clouds replacing the Cirrus and Cumulo-Nimbus clouds you get this side of winter – the clear blue skies come with a definite nip in the morning air

This leads to a retreat to my bedroom quilt, or another button being upped on the house thermostat.

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Wispy White Clouds over Salford

Winter is hanging on for dear life, and throwing what it can at people as much as it can get away with it….Proof can be found on the Kitchen thermometer that hangs near the fridge.  Normally at a comfortable height due to pleasant temperatures – its mercury has gone into retreat.

Roll on March – and (Hopefully) Spring.

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Weather Winter

Frost

Another Wintry acrostic for a cold winters night

 

From the arctic north

Rolling icy winds travel across the Island

Over hills and meadow they go, Painting everything white

Sun in the sky, fairly invisible to the eye

Turning young minds towards sunnier days.

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Animals Seasons Snowman Weather Winter

Snow

Jack Frost landed a wintery spell

hibernating animals – have a tale to tell.

Icy shapes fall through the air to the ground,

as crystals they break – without any sound

 

Temperature falls on the ground below,

turning the crystals to crisp white snow.

Covering ground, with white snow quite nice

which can be turned into blocks of clear cold ice

 

But most often than most – its used in a plan

by children in creating a great big snowman.

What’s truly agreed – whether young or old

the snow is a sign – It ain’t half cold!