Winter’s Lane

I decided to pull this poem from my 2012 archives
and dedicate it to my friends whose lives are
abundantly snowy. 🙂 
Waking up to white blankets
of snow each morning 
sounds breathtaking, but
I know it can take a toll. So I wish my friends in
frozen lands much warmth from the sun when it
does peek through, staying focused on the arrival of
spring in another month and remember, cuddling
is also good for warming the heart.

Whispering wind
Biting mountain air

Slushy footsteps
in laden boots
Sunbeams peeking
through cotton ball clouds
Shoulders touching
Parkas rubbing
Gloved hands holding
Red noses lead
icy cold to the touch
Eyelash icicles
forming in fantasy
Faces stinging
to wind’s embrace
Snowy ornaments
in towering trees
White blankets
on the ground
Glorious beauty
all around

Lauren Scott © 2012
(Stay warm & safe)

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29 thoughts on “Winter’s Lane

    • Thanks, my friend, and I know it’s not all fun and games either. But since snow is scarce around here, I fantasize about the beauty of it. 🙂 And of course you know that you’re one of my dedicatees. 🙂

  1. You’ve painted a gorgeous snowy picture here Lauren. I could feel myself enjoying the walk along this lane. I think some may be well and truly fed up of it by now. I can hardly imagine so much snow! 😊❤️ Xxx

    • Thanks, Chris, and I think you’re right about many being fed up with it. I can’t imagine the amount either and to have to deal with it each day for work, etc. We had talked about taking a drive to Lake Tahoe and never made it yet this winter. Then again, there hasn’t been a lot of snow because it’s been dry. Maybe someday before summer comes…:) ♥ xo

  2. A beautiful poem share Lauren.. and yes Snow is pretty through the window.. but when it continues to snow and the roads get blocked.. its hard going..
    Wishing your friends and yourself safe and warm days.. Love to you.. Sue xox

    • Thanks, Sue! I love your line “snow is pretty through the window” it made me smile because of the chaos it creates on the roads. I still can’t even imagine and even looking at photos that others post, it’s unbelievable. We don’t have snow here but I do have some friends on the east coast that are being inundated. 🙂 Thanks for your wishes and lots of love to you, too! I have some blog reading to catch up on in your world so see you soon! xoxo

  3. Lauren, you painted the gorgeous view from my window perfectly. Though we only have a fraction of what my son and his family are experiencing in Boston, I’ll take any snow that blows my way.

    • Thanks, Christy, that was kind of a fun one to think up. 🙂 No snow here either and it’s been pretty nice lately with sunshine and mid 70’s. This week has been a little cooler and cloudy but like you, we can’t complain knowing what many are going through in the storms…take care, my friend! Hugs!

  4. I saw Michelle’s repost. Delightful poem, Lauren. I pictured it perfectly, as I was born and raised in New Jersey. But the winters were never (in my experience) like what my family is experiencing there now. Since I now live in Texas, I miss a bit of snow, so like you, I imagine it at its best, though I agree, it can take a toll. Must like the heat here in SE Texas.

    Blessings for your day,
    Marianne

    • Hi Marianne, thanks so much for your visit and for taking the time to comment. I also appreciate your kind words. I think we both agree that a light dusting would be very nice but probably unlikely. 🙂 I live in the bay area in Calif. and even after 16 years it seems to be getting warmer than it was before. Take care and thanks again! Blessings to you, as well…♥

  5. Thanks for posting, Lauren, and for reminding that there is always beauty in nature. More snow last night and colder than ever – record breaking is the forecast for another day, so much so many of the schools have been closed to keep the little ones safe. Winter-weary and my wish for all is that when spring finally comes it’s long and lovely and re-energizing. Blessings. XO ❤

    • You’re welcome, Diane, and I’m glad my post had a positive message. 🙂 Does the weather seem more severe than in the past years for you? I feel like it’s getting warmer here every summer and typically, it’s cooler. Well, I still can’t imagine what you’re going through but I know you stay cozy in your beautiful home. And yes, let’s wish for a very long spring…Hugs and blessings! ♥

  6. Beautiful descriptive cold picture you have painted Lauren.
    The biting winds and red noses are all imagination to me.
    I haven’t seen snow for over 20 years now.
    It is nice to have friends all over the globe, sharing their changing seasons.

    • Thanks, Ian, and 20 years? Wow, that’s a long time to not see any snow but of course, I understand why. We have to drive to it and we haven’t yet this winter. There hasn’t been a lot, though, in the mountains because of a dryer season. So I’m not sure if we’ll make it. Spring is soon arriving and you’re right, it’s nice to see changing seasons around the globe from our friends here in blogland…take care and happy early Friday!

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