Snowdrift has been my word of the day. For those of you who live in warmer climates and have never heard of or dealt with one and are probably sniggering at me right now with a smug look on your sun-tanned face — a snowdrift is a mass of snow that’s heaped up by the wind. So what? Well, when you get about 25-28 inches of snow in a weekend coupled with 50 mph winds, the piles of snow against your main door, your car, your front yard, everywhere .. are about 4 feet tall. Enter our friend, Mr Snowplow Operator who takes these 4-foot piles and pushes another truckload of snow on top of it. What one ends up with is quite a Himalayan experience. (No not Bhagyashree’s husband. And if you didn’t get that joke, you need to brush up on your pointless Hindi-movie trivia from the early 90s.)
So the weather inspired the poet in me. Yes, let us assume, for the sake of this post that there IS a poet in me. After all, my last creative outpouring was also about the weather. So here I am, back with another. Can we keep the collective groans in the audience to a minimum please? Thanks to fellow blogger Hob Gadling for added inspiration.
Snow, snowdrifts, sleet and ice
Driving around is not very nice
Yay! I have all-wheel drive!
Without it I couldn’t survive.
Woke up in the morn’ and — whoa!
Falling all around, soft and slow
On the tree branch, on the black crow
Feels like Christmas again, ho ho ho!
*sigh* I am no poet, I know..
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