nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

snow across the landscape

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end of day

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new-feathered, the valley

a black and white wing

stretches from horizon

the beat encloses

clouds and winter sky

 

field under snow, the back

of a settling dove

a lone skier presses

towards shelter, and

amber streak of sky

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 19, 2014 at 6:57 am

new layer of snow

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Snow is gradually building on every horizontal surface.  I love the contrast between umber bark and bright snow.  If this layer of snow will only stay, the temperatures will seem warmer and the walking less slippery. And the movements of small creatures in our woods will be less ephemeral, better understood.

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tracks in the snow

tracks in the snow

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims 

Written by jane tims

December 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

Elf on the Shelf

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My Elf on the Shelf has been with me since the 1960s.  For many years, she stayed in a back corner in a bag with the other stuffed folk.  Then, last year, I learned about the new popularity of the Elf on the Shelf.

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Now, she has a place of honour among my Christmas decorations .. or should I say places?  Each day, she pops up in a new place, to make her own commentary on the Christmas season!

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Elf on the Shelf reading her Christmas books …

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Elf on the Shelf is shy but she tries to sing with the other carolers …

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Elf on the Shelf dreams of a white Christmas …

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

the worry in weather

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On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Snowman waited on our back deck for the Nor’easter to begin …

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We are coming to the end of the rains associated with this week’s storm, a Nor’easter that brought snow, ice pellets, sleet and a lot of rain.  In our area, we had about 45 mm of rain, but some parts of the province had over 100 mm.

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Many people in New Brunswick are coping with flooded basements as a result of all the rain.  After our flooded basement experience in 2010, I spent the last couple of days in worry – hoping our drainage issues are fixed and making endless trips to the basement to make sure we had no water on the floor.

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Today I am grateful – we had no problems with flooding.  Our space is safe and we are warm and dry.

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Last night, on the back deck in the dark, after all the rain, Mr. Snowman lay on his back. The rain took most of the snow but he is still smiling. He knows more snow will come!

 

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 12, 2014 at 7:49 am

green flame

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In the afternoon, on a sunny day, the light from the stained glass window in our stairwell finds a place on the wall of our living room. For a few moments, blues, reds and greens create a gorgeous splash of colour. Yesterday afternoon, the spotlight settled behind the curtained door to the library. And a green flame shimmered among the folds of fabric, a reminder of the greenery slumbering out in the yard, beneath the snow.
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Copyright 2014 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 10, 2014 at 7:15 am

snowflakes

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I woke on Saturday morning to the easy fall of snowflakes.  A good day to write Christmas cards.  Amazing how a frail curtain of flakes can create a personal, comforting space.

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 8, 2014 at 7:44 am

falling snow

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busy snow

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pecks at

the window edge

lays cold feathers

along the glass

builds a humped man

around the backbone

of the mugo pine

startles the

grazing deer

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

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Written by jane tims

December 3, 2014 at 7:05 am

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