Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Now the long freight of autumn goes smoking out of the land.

My possibles are all packed up, but still I do not leave.
I am happy enough here, where Dakota drifts wild in the universe,
Where the prairie is starting to shake in the surf of the winter dark."

                         from Beyond the Red River
                                      Thomas McGrath

We have had a cold week,  for much of the time the 
temperature was in the high minus 20 Celsius range 
with a wind chill some 10 degrees colder. As bit warmer 
today, but for most of the week the view out the window
showed puffed up birds and frost wrapped trees. I did put
up some Christmas lights today. The show must go on.

 "Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold."

                  from Winter Trees
                              William Carlos Williams


Julie G. said...

Brrr! My teeth are chattering just looking at this post. Beautiful wintry photographs, Guy! I especially love the fluffy black squirrel and little chickadee. Stay warm!

WildBill said...

Love the words and photos here. The black squirrel photo is luscious! Winter had really begun in the NE US as well!

Guy said...

Hi julie

Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you like the photos I see on the news it is winter everwhere so i guess we should not complain.


Guy said...

Hi Bill

All the best with your winter weather I know you enjoy the snow hopefully you will get just enough.


Celeste said...

Beautiful photos Guy. It is amazing how resilient the wildlife is in these chilly temperatures.