Category Archives: winter

Prairie Cold

The Southern Hemisphere basks in heat and drought while we deal with frozen pipes, hoarfrost, chilling wind, rain, and winter beauty … A PRAIRIE COLD hours after sun dies in ice stars glitter from white ground           maples crisp with frost … Continue reading

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3 Ice Haiku

We’ve been in a deep freeze for days. I’ve enjoyed huddling over the computer,  or a wood-stove, and considering the world from inside. We keep the birds fed and hope they are warm too …   a white chair                                  caught … Continue reading

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Winter Park

January, named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions, has the garnet for birthstone, the cottage pink for birth flower. And January is National Thank You month: time to say ‘thank you’ for gifts, for the old year, and … Continue reading

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We’re almost at the solstice when light changes so subtly we don’t notice it for days. It’s a time of mystery: we light candles to honour the day, ring bells, light fires to help bring back the sun, and watch … Continue reading

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Ecstatic Angels

One of those evenings when the only thing to do is to go out and play in the snow. Be children all over again …. A ECSTATIC ANGELS                                          I lie in the snow swishing wondrous arcs with arms and legs … Continue reading

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Homeless Haiku

November and the days are drawing in, it’s getting colder, and the homeless are watching for hot-air grates, dryer vents, to keep them warm. Shelters are filling up and all I can do is give to the local Food Bank … Continue reading

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Frost Haiku

The nights are getting chilly. The furnace has been on for a couple of weeks and we’re putting winter blankets on the bed. In other words, it’s beginning to look a lot like winter … A hoarfrost on the swings … Continue reading

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