First winter morning
and we had snow.
Snowed most of the day yesterday,
a heavy dose of small flakes
blowing horizontally from the north
frosting everything
without covering anything.
Beautiful and sparkling
in the sunlight this morning.

I took the opportunity to hang clothes
out on the line on the north porch
this morning.
Will, home from southern California,
stepped out to ask if the clothes would freeze.
It’s possible, some days.
And indeed, there will still be snow
on the shaded northern ground
beneath the clothes at twilight.
But we’re hoping with slight warming
and a gentle breeze,
they’ll be dry.
Cold, but dry.

Hello Winter.