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Winter Ready, In Thoughts and Photos

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Fall taps Winter on the shoulder, "My colors can't get much boulder, it's time for crisp winter white, long dark day, to cold, cold night."

Fall taps Winter on the shoulder,
“My colors can’t get much bolder,
it’s time for crisp winter white,
long dark day, to cold, cold night.”

The red-headed Green Man fully agrees, "Leafs, yellow and brown are up to my knees, I've talked to the creatures; they say they're ready, They've packed their homes, slow and steady."

The red-headed Green Man fully agrees,
“Leafs, yellow and brown are up to my knees,
I’ve talked to the creatures; they say they’re ready,
They’ve packed their homes, slow and steady.”

Seed pods stand strong, ready for the cold, ready to winter-dream of being green and bold.

Seed pods stand strong, ready for the cold,
ready to winter-dream of being green and bold.

Strong winds will sail them far and wide, A blanket of snow will give them places to hide.

Strong winds will sail them far and wide,
A blanket of snow will give them places to hide.

Patti Hall 2013

PHALL PHOTOS 2013

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

24 thoughts on “Winter Ready, In Thoughts and Photos

  1. I’m not even close to winter ready. I’m a winter denier. I refuse to accept it. If I pretend it won’t happen, it won’t.

  2. Winter is when temps. go down into the seventies. I love winter 🙂

  3. Enjoyed your photos and pros. It is indeed upon us. You put me in the mood. But I’m still not ready.

  4. Beautiful images and words. Keep them coming. Be well, Patti.

  5. Lovely photos, Patti! The header pic is truly gorgeous. I’m ready for winter. We were recently in upstate New York, visiting family. It was wonderful to see the fall colors (although they were past their peak), to have a reason to wear my silk long-johns, to have the brisk air wake me up and invite me to walk faster 😉 And then to have to scrape the windshield in the early morning hours. What memories that brought back! I miss the four seasons.

    • Marie, just visited your site and will spend a little time exploring later. I live in the Finger Lakes. The romance of scraping the car and dealing with ice gets old by February (as I’m sure you remember), but right now I’m enjoying the cool, love having the garden over the season, and put another log on the wood stove. Early winter in upstate NY.

      • Marie was one of my very first WP writer friends, I’m happy that you have found her too.
        And, yes, the romance of winter gets old fast:>)

      • Hi, Elaine! Oh, yes, I do remember. Winter isn’t any fun if you have to go out. I imagine the Finger Lakes region might be a bit worse. I lived in Mohawk Valley and sometimes we could avoid some of the worst weather because we sat low. That didn’t help with floods, though. That said, my husband and I toss around the idea of retiring to upstate, perhaps the Finger Lakes region even. A few years back we spent a day visiting wineries and then spent the night in Ithaca. Not enough time to get a feel for the area, though.

    • Thanks, Marie. I would miss the 4 seasons, but I would still trade it for Hawaii’s perfect weather:>) My mom & I plan on living there full time some day..

  6. The colors are just gorgeous!!!

  7. What a great eye you have–the banner is breath-taking!

  8. Beautiful banner photo!

  9. Winter lives here right now in Toronto and Patti those pictures are stunning! They kind of take the edge of the bite. 🙂

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