a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, January 10, 2014

Another View Through My Windows

The ice still clings to branches
like a shy child holding onto a mother's dress tail.
Icicles grow. 
Dog food bowls fly like hockey pucks
when I slide the food outside.
The stock is fed.
The fires are warm.
The cupboard is stocked.
We find the magic in the ordinary things.
We are blessed.



21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The icicles look cool.
Get those dogs some sticks and let them play hockey!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm sure it will break soon. we are in the 50s today and raining.

Lynne said...

Love that second photo . . . and your thoughts!

Sandra said...

I like the door and the birdhouse and ice dripping shot... here's hoping the ice melts soon

A Quiet Corner said...

Winter can sometimes seem so hard sometimes but the beauty in it makes it all worthwhile...:)JP

John Gray said...

The icicles look unreal

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Those icicles are in such a perfect row you could almost believe they are man-made.
Lynne x

McGuffy Ann said...

We have had snow and ice, on top of each other since November. A lot of subzero temps too. They say rain later today and tonight.

Willow said...

It's the simple routine things like that, that make my day special too Gail. Ahh

Michaele said...

Oh man does that look cold!!

Irene said...

I don't love anything about these photos. Things look way too cold for ne. I think you deserve a warmer environment. And the dogs too. xox

Sandy said...

Gail,

The ice pictures are pretty, hopefully it will warm up soon there and make it more comfortable.
Be safe, and stay warm :-)

LindaG said...

Amen, Gail! ♥

carolina nana said...

THANKFULLY WE JUST HAVE RAIN !!
Stay safe and warm
Blessings
MArilyn

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! We are in a melt down warm mild temps and rain . Gone be a sloppy mess by the end of it all . Thanks for sharing ! Have a good weekend !

DesertHen said...

Wow! The photo of the icicles is wonderful! They are all lined up in a neat row, almost as if to impress mother nature with their orderliness! And better the dog bowls fly like hockey pucks than you! Stay warm and enjoy the magic of the ordinary things!

M.E. Masterson said...

We had sunshine and temps up to 52* today! Most of the snow has melted...look for this weather tomorrow as well.
Like the pics....

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

You are indeed blessed--in more ways than one Gail--lovely write!

Brian Miller said...

finding magic in the ordinary...not a bad thing...chuckling a bit at the dog bowl ice pucks...smiles...

Barbara said...

awesome, but oh so cold, I love the warmth not the bitter cold and my body doesn't do well in the cold any more, good photo shot though.

Susan Kane said...

Your poetry is exquisite--being prepared for winter can never be ignored.

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