Last night it began to snow. The weather people said it would start as snow and change to sleet/rain overnight. So I was surprised to wake to a snow covered world. Our first real snow of the season.
The trees were heavy with snow, their branches sweeping the ground. Beneath them, a cozy den.
The chicken coop seemed more distant down the narrowed path.
Cushions of snow cover these chairs. Everything looks soft and inviting. I can’t help but recite a poem from my kindergarten days. I don’t remember the author..
“Snow makes whiteness where it falls
The bushes look like popcorn balls.
The places where I always play,
Look like someplace else today.”
Merlin, I discovered, was already there.