Walter de la Mare
Clouded with snow
The cold winds blow,
And shrill on leafless bough
The robin with its burning breast
Alone sings now.
The rayless sun,
Day's journey done,
Sheds its last ebbing light
On fields in leagues of beauty spread
Thick draws the dark,
And spark by spark,
The frost-fires kindle, and soon
Over that sea of frozen foam
Floats the white moon.
After several warmish days and rain, where the earth was showing and almost clear of snow..............then it came back. It has not stopped. The Poodles are bored. I am getting cabin fever. Not much is appealing because I am anxious to get outside. I am not sure it will do me much good, I have no stamina. I don't know what's wrong with me. I have not even had a cold this winter so what's the problem. My body hurts. Oh quit whining and get on with the blog woman.
Look at those faces. Mum we want to go out and play. Bijou seems to like it out there. She wont next week because they all get hair cuts on Saturday.
My box to pack away Christmas porch stuff sits filling up with snow. While the snowman is happy under a blanket of snow.
I cant get this stuff put away until I can get in the garage and find the Spring stuff.
I want to paint the bench. Probably the chair too. I am not sure what colour yet. Maybe I will just stick with white. The chair is white but the bench is dark green.
The quilt will have to be washed. Cushions covered. Table painted. Find the flower pots and all that. Wreath for the wall.
Meanwhile, the cats have tried to get into the mood to venture forth. Boots went and explored her territory in the garage to check on the rodent population no doubt. I saw her lurking around there, she didn't stay long. Came in and peed in the litter box, she always misses and I had just washed the floor.
The poodles come in with snow balls stuck all over them. They go in and lay on their heating pad and dry off, must be like a steam room under the blankets.
They tried to play out there but it was rather deep for those short little legs.
They much prefer the heating pad at this point
There has not been a lot of bird activity this winter. I did get a few Mourning Doves
That was about the extent of my visitors today..........everyone must be finding food enough. The squirrels are always here for food but I am missing my more exotic critters.