Winter came in with the solstice, right on schedule,
bringing cold rain, hail, gusty winds and snow flurries.
It then warmed up and gave us sunny, blue skies.
Apparently, this is just a respite, as we are to get snow
for Christmas. A white Christmas. Ugh!
It will be pretty for about fifteen minutes, then will
turn to dirty slush and ochre-colored ice.
To top it off, I hate being cold and count the lengthening
days as just another chore to get through
until spring returns, bringing green grass and flowers.