2014-02-11 07.17.40Well usually I post here on the weekend when I have had a chance to go out and see what is happening in nature… but today I thought I’d drop in with a weather update. I woke up this morning and looked blearily out of the window, expecting to see cloud and rain, and was a bit surprised to see this view of a snowy village! I didn’t see any snow in the weather forecast so I wasn’t expecting that at all.

It has previously been raining pretty much continuously and the water was pouring off the fields so my drive to work was ‘interesting’. First a load of slushy snow on the road in the village and then as I headed out the road was like a river with water flowing along the edge or right across the road in places. I’m lucky that we don’t have the serious flooding that they have in the Thames valley area in England, but still, it’s not pleasant.

The snow has all gone now, but there is more forecast tonight, so I won’t be so surprised if the village is white again when I get up tomorrow.

I wonder when all this wetness is going to come to an end!


nature weeps

Mother Nature’s
as violent as my own

she is weeping
and wailing
her tears pour down
my window pane
her cries whistle
round the chimney

such confusion
it should be spring
but she is so cold
and alone
nothing makes sense
in this mixed up world

the gentle warmth
of spring sunshine
is forgotten
all she can give us
is sleet and snow
storms lashing
with passion
and despair


       n               f
           o              l
               w             a
u n e x p e c t e d l y
 big    wet
     fat       flakes
  s m o t h e r i n g
  spring       crocuses
   and      turning
  the        world
    back      to
   w i n t e r
      w h i t e