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Saturday, February 09, 2013


steady snowfall
a squirrel scampers
up a tree

A scene from yesterday afternoon, around the time the storm was getting serious, but before it was a fullblown blizzard. Posted just a minute ago as a comment at Frank's blog.


Blogger polona said...

at least the storm has resulted in some enjoyable haiku :)

8:55 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely image!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

A delightful poem, Bill. Thanks for leaving it at my blog...

12:53 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

There was no scampering up here.
The snow is beautiful to look at, but that's all it's good for. We expected the storm and were prepared. Fortunately, we had no power outage.


5:31 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Polona and Juliet.

My pleasure, Frank. Your comment is much appreciated.

The scene I depict, Adelaide, was well before the storm reached full force, although the snow had become steady. In addition to the ascending/descending contrast, I was struck by the contrast between our earnest preparations for what was ahead, and the squirrel's apparent unconcern. Of course, I don't know what the squirrel wasn't telling me.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

read your haiku over at Grey Squirrel

hoping the stormy weather is kind to you

much love...

7:29 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Fortunateley, this storm wasn't as bad as some others have been, up here in Quebec. But we saw on tv how much it affected people in your country. Hopefully, you didn't suffer too much, Bill. As for the squirrels - well, you know my opinion about them, storm or not !

8:17 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

The -steady- and -scampers- interesting contraries, Bill.
... and I consider Hull. Is it not true, Bill, that your brother lives there? Hope all is well there.

... another contrary. _m

a crow
debates with this blizzard
black and white

7:36 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Gillena.

Monika, I grew up with New England winters, but I know even they don't match yours for fierceness. Glad you got off lightly this time. So did we, actually, compared to surrounding areas, including Connecticut (see Adelaide's comment).

Thanks for asking, Doug. I've talked to my brother. Although he lives close to Nantasket Beach, he's on a hill and was spared the worst. I like your crow; you capture the personality of that very feisty bird.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Just a note, Bill.

Glad all is well, Bill... so familiar with Nantasket Ave., Hull Hill, the "Gut," Rt 228, and the 'once upon a time' ferris wheel!

4:54 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Made me smile - I could hear the squirrel calling 'head for the trees' - thankfully we are spared such extreme snows where I live, but glad all is well with you.

4:10 AM  

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