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Old 10-22-2010, 12:53 PM
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Despite the misconceptions about Canada, we do have an abudance of sunshine and warmth most of the year, but around now it is not uncommon as the first blasts of cold winds start to howl, to realize that winter is right around the corner.

Winter

Standing on the peripice
between one cold moon of January
and one of February
Here in the north
Alone on the prairie
the icy empty cold of winter
black, white and paloured grey
dim light murkyed clouded
full force the gales hit you
windchill subzero -50C
cutting like an steel knife
through all the layers skin and clothing
chilling to the bone,
your life warmth seeps away
and your breath crytalizes frozen
ice shards in the air.
Stillness absolute deadening silence
settles in all around you
hopelessness despair weariness sets in
life becomes endurance, survival barely
in the empty lonely nights of cold
spring thaw of last year a distance memory
uncertainty juncture icy strands in the mind
what if spring doesn't come this time.
What if warmth, sun, and green
fade away to nothing
and only this frozen wasteland remains.


*sigh* now, I miss Pandora even more!
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:29 PM
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I wish it snowed here.
Instead, we have scorching heat and blinding sunshine when summer comes round.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:59 AM
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One or two romps in the snow is enough winter for me. Once all the wet and slush begins to make a mess of everything, winter has overstayed it's welcome in my book. Plus that "Snowmaggedon" on the east coast last February cost me a school trip to Washington DC, so my dislike of winter have been particularly strong since.

Nice poem BTW.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:58 AM
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Oh, I love winter. The cold, the calm, the snow. I just love it. I like being cold to. I dunno why.

When the thermometer goes over 75 degrees its just to darn hot for me. I don't like it. But the cold, oh yes. It never seems to get cold enough for me here in Illinois. I remember one day last winter where it got down to like 5 degrees Fahrenheit. And was tranquil.

I went outside, my breath misting before me. I looked around and the world was the most calm, most peaceful I have ever seen it. As was I. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath of the frosty air and my heart just swelled. As I opened my eyes a few seconds later, everything seemed clearer. The sights, the smells, the slight northern breeze on my cheek. Even the crunch of the snow under me. It was all so real, so crisp. I wish I had more of these moments.

Even now my hands are shaking remembering that day. It was truly heavenly.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:07 AM
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I've had two winters in the past 12 months. One of them wasn't really a proper winter though, as daytime temps were around 20ish.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:29 PM
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I love winter too... I can't get on in the summer, it gets too hot for me and I'm allergic to stuff, plus I think that most things look better with snow - it was also the middle of winter (early January) when I first saw Avatar and there was thick snow at the time, thinking about that makes me happy

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:27 PM
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Thanks everyone!

And as I look out at the first snow that arrived this morning, I am reminded as all of you note, that winter has its own special beauty, joy and wonderment!
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:13 PM
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I, personally, am a fan of winter too. Great walking weather and I love the feel of the rain and the sight of my breath in the cold air... Maybe just me though...

And I like the poem too, even if I feel somewhat differently about the season itself.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:17 PM
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Fall and winter are the best! The cold nights are amazing and I sleep so well when its cool in my room. I always have a really hard time sleeping in the summer time because my bedroom faces the sun and gets really hot! So I say bring on the rain and snow!
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:35 AM
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I, personally, am a fan of winter too. Great walking weather and I love the feel of the rain and the sight of my breath in the cold air... Maybe just me though...

And I like the poem too, even if I feel somewhat differently about the season itself.
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Fall and winter are the best! The cold nights are amazing and I sleep so well when its cool in my room. I always have a really hard time sleeping in the summer time because my bedroom faces the sun and gets really hot! So I say bring on the rain and snow!

LOL! Not sure where either of you live, but here combination of rain and snow is not a good combination, as I can absolutely testify as of today! Skating, or slip sliding, whilst in one tonne of metal in a long line of tin cans .. not fun!

Not withstanding, for all my lamenting, after having been pretty much out in it all day, driving, errands, and playing with my grandchild, I was actually quite enjoying the foot of snow that came down over night, Technically its all ready melting, as temps warming up by the weekend, but still old fashion clomping over snow hills, was invigorating!
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:22 PM
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This so reminded me of the beauty of winter and of spring!





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Oh, I love winter. The cold, the calm, the snow. I just love it. I like being cold to. I dunno why.

When the thermometer goes over 75 degrees its just to darn hot for me. I don't like it. But the cold, oh yes. It never seems to get cold enough for me here in Illinois. I remember one day last winter where it got down to like 5 degrees Fahrenheit. And was tranquil.

I went outside, my breath misting before me. I looked around and the world was the most calm, most peaceful I have ever seen it. As was I. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath of the frosty air and my heart just swelled. As I opened my eyes a few seconds later, everything seemed clearer. The sights, the smells, the slight northern breeze on my cheek. Even the crunch of the snow under me. It was all so real, so crisp. I wish I had more of these moments.

Even now my hands are shaking remembering that day. It was truly heavenly.
My opinion... Exactly!

Also, one more thing I like with winter. If it's too cold, just put on some extra clothes If it's too warm... wanna go naked?... don't think so >.<
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Seemingly
nothing moves
a still
is in the air
a hush
upon the ground
all appears
frozen
The waters
iced over
30 ft deep

Yet subtly
below
the surface
of appearance
nothing is more
than asleep
softly
flowing
the living
creatures
wait
in natures
natural
cyro
hibernation
where breath
is only
the slightest
of vibration
and waters
move
at a
rhythmic pace
and the
silver trout
does wait.
In roots
is gathered
stored energy

All waiting
quietly
for the thaw
of spring.

2011
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