Monday, January 6, 2014

White on White

The snow fell all day, beginning in the morning in big, 
sloppy globs, then falling straight down in a shower 
of fine flakes. Frequently, the snow dropped off 
the trees onto my face as I looked upward .
Pale gray, almost white, the snow clung 
to dark brown branches, looking like 
a lovely ink drawing, creating a delicate balance 
against the sky, the snow, and the branches,

This beauty is deceptive.
Now, we are waiting for the freezing 
temperatures that will turn the lovely globs 
into weapons whose weight may cause power lines 
to break, leaving a great many people 
without electricity. The wind chill is expected 
to reach -40 degrees over the next two days.
I guess I won't be swimming 
much this week. :-b


Anonymous said...

We have more of the same today, the city is shut down again. Keep warm, Speedway.

Speedway said...

Hello, 22bbetc. Our city, while shut down, is trying to work its way to its normal routine. We don't really need a bunch of idiot drivers on the roads at all, though. Neither do we need our idiot state legislature, but they will somehow manage to open their 2014 session, screwing up the lives of their constituents with special interest rulings that defy logic.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful, but that storm was a vicious one.