Winter

Sundogs glow over the lake
Snow untouched by man, beast or machine
It’s the snow serpent now!

Why we live here in the Winter?

 We live here in the winter because 

the cold weather creates a symphony of cracking and booming  on the lake.

We live here in the winter because 

the sun blazes through our southern exposure as it rises, 

bringing light to the remotest corners of our home.

We live here in the winter because 

the snow on the trees forms a frosting on the cake of life.

We live here in the winter because 

skiing on the lake at sunrise brings the hope of a new day.

We live here in the winter because 

skiing on the lake at sunset brings a spiritual peace. 

We live here in the winter because 

the quietness that surrounds us brings an appreciation for our existence.

We live here in the winter because 

the night skies are brighter with the glory of all creation.

We live here in the winter because

 the birds at our feeder remind us that life thrives under severe conditions.

We live here in the winter because 

pulling a fish out through the ice reminds us 

that survival happens in cold and darkness.

We live here in winter because 

the eagle suddenly flies out of a snow covered pine branch, 

startling us, but causing awe.

We live here in winter because 

sun dogs bring a parentheses of color to the cold sun.

We live here in winter because 

when we step outside the cold breath of air on a below zero day is invigorating.

We live here in winter because 

stepping inside from the cold into a warm house is comforting.

We live here in winter because 

the falling snow is nature’s gift that brings beauty 

to a landscape turned brown.

We live here in winter because 

shoveling and blowing snow gives us a sense of immediate accomplishment. 

We live here in the winter because 

we have an appreciation of all seasons.

We live here in the winter because 

we have four wheel drive.

We live here in the winter because 

the full moon on a clear night reflecting off the snow 

is haunting and mysterious.

We live here in the winter because 

checking outdoor temperatures in the morning with bare feet

 in the house assures us that the furnace is working well.

We live here in the winter because 

snuggling in bed is more appreciated 

We live here in the winter because 

when people comment about the snow, ice and cold, I can say 

“That’s why we live here.”

 

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