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Thursday, March 21, 2013


Oh quick, we'd better hurry-scurry!
I feel a chill...perhaps a flurry?
And they were right, those passing quail,
For suddenly, the sound of hail!
And when it ended, did it go?
Oh, changed to falling snow!

But Spring was not the least disturbed,
In fact, she whispered, unperturbed...

Shhh...soft snow is stillness sifting
Shadows shiver ~ season’s shifting...


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    1. Thanks Adrian ~ the snow came as a bit of a surprise. The forecast was for mixed precipitation, not a blizzard! However, it was short-lived, and although there is a layer of snow on the ground this morning, the sun is shining brightly :)

  2. Lovely post. It's been snowing again here in parts of the UK, but thankfully not in London where it's just cold, wet and windy. Flighty xx

    1. Thanks Flighty. Winter hasn't finished with us yet it seems. Hot tea and biscuit weather! Sun is shining here on a layer of snow.

  3. What lovely plump little birds and a a very apt winter poem.

    1. Thanks, Elaine. Usually the quail don't stay still for long, but the chilly weather may have plumped them out a bit. They are fun to watch when they run :)

  4. Oh no.. not quail. I feel guilty now. I had one for dinner on Thursday night. :/ (it was good!) (very good!) (I feel bad now) (not as bad as the quail was good) (shutting up now)

  5. Snap! That's just what it started doing here last night. This week is about 14C colder than the same time last year. +16 last year +2 this week.

  6. Wonderful!!!While watching the video I was half expecting to see a wolf slink by.....

    I loved the poem and the quail is fantastic. It looks beautifully rounded and fluffed up!
    We've had snow for the last few days....I hope it is the seasons shifting....xxxxx

  7. Oh, those funny chubby quails. Their comical ways always make me smile. Thanks for that treat - the softly falling snow well-loved by your poem.

  8. Hi Glo and a Very Happy Easter to you :-) I loved your poem and chubby little Quail photos. I also enjoyed your 'windy' post and am very happy to report that both of the videos showed and played on the iPad :-) :-) Glo please put me out of my misery and tell me what the things were which appeared to have leapt high out of the sea in the 'windy' post, surely they couldn't have been what they looked!!??