Saturday, January 9, 2010


Under a filter of fog
Trees are tatted with crystal crochet
Sunshine comes
Carefully melting morning mist
Sky fades from frost
To fragile blue
Porcelain tree patterns
Are embossed on azure shell
Sunbeams send sparkles sprinkling

A black cat and a barking dog
Bounce through the snow
The cat scrambles for safety in a starry tree.
An avalanche falls from every branch
For a fractured instant

Frosted figurines stand frozen
The spell is shattered
In a shining shower
They disappear in different directions

My poetry. Top photo also mine. Borrowed the cat

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, January 8, 2010


Shot from my car with my cell phone.  Too cold to get out and freeze fingers off.

So cold the sign doesn't work.  It should read minus eight Farenheit. Which is way warmer than yesterday's minus seventeen.  For people in Celsius land:  minus eight equals about minus twenty three.

So cold the sign guy at the Arctic Circle Franchise wasn't going to waste time on spelling.

Not sure if they are fixing snowmobiles or they are having a clearance sale on service experts.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

FISH ARE FRIENDS NOT FOOD (Sharks' quote from Finding Nemo)

Sign posted at the pond. Is there a double standard here? Is it wrong to be cruel to mammals and birds, but okay to eat fish? Is this like the movie Madagascar where the lion is bad because he wants to eat the zebra, but there is no problem when he eats the tuna? Not trying to make any big point about being a carnivore. I’m just saying...I find this sign amusing.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Drive up the hill.

(If you encounter a snowplow, do not attempt to pass it, even if it is going slow. Probably should not take pictures either.)

Go to your favorite cross-country ski location. Put on skis.

Follow the ski track to the river.

Watch the swans and ducks for a while.

Laugh at the young swans feeding

in concert

with a duck as counterpoint.

Go over the river and through the woods.

Return to the parking lot, enjoy.