Posts filed under ‘weather’

back at it……..

Des Plaines River Trail

free of the vortex

trekking beside phantom tracks

joy of snowshoeing

February 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm 6 comments

~ trailblazing ~


Version 2


watery eyes,

runny nose,

freezing fingers,

burning toes ~


poles in hand,

laces secured,

ratchets tight,

crunching……. sounds…… underfoot ~ ~ ~


such a wonderful time ~ ~ walking in the snow ~ ~

with trails ahead


a smile in tow!


……… just purchased a pair of snowshoes – so much fun!!!


January 22, 2019 at 1:43 pm 4 comments

polar weaponry




a voracious bite

with invisible tendrils

each stinger packs heat





from mid 50’s drab to ‘minus cold’ winter wonderland


January 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm 21 comments






another day

devoid of tincture

clouds saturated in woe





gray day

Heron Creek Forest Preserve

…one of my trails…

March 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm 9 comments


so brutally cold

the wanderers keep looking

no warmth to be found

death waits with a steady hand

compassion opens its door

*please watch over and protect those who cannot protect themselves*

January 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm 5 comments

Dear Mr. Frost…


sweet sting of his kiss

cheeks blossom like red roses

a courtship with Jack



cold night 2

Hot Cold night for a date.

December 9, 2013

December 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm 2 comments

Weekly Pet Challenge – Sydnee “Chilly” Pee says…

Being cold is NOT an excuse for NOT being stylish….

cold 2

Mommy’s fleece lined LL Bean head band.


My trademark ears require protection…

big ears need big protection


cold 3

Ready to attack mommy the arctic blast!

Mommy talks about this guy – Single Digit – I do not know who he is but I do not like him.  (My stumpy really does not like him – does LL Bean make cold weather stumpy gear?)  He does not play nice. It’s all okay – Mommy protects me and my parts from mean Mr. Digit 🙂


Today is the day we play Weekly Pet Challenge – come play with us!

December 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm 12 comments

a breath of nature

unrelenting force

both wispish yet explosive

whistles and rumbles

paradox of strength and sound

quite simply – the blowing wind


November 25, 2013 4:30pm
You cannot see it, but it is very windy……..

November 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm 6 comments

Terra Mater

power in her voice

a mighty strength in her touch

determined vixen

her charms render men useless

to be feared and respected

She is Mother Nature.


storms moving in 9:30am – 11/17/13
Lincolnshire, IL


Lincolnshire, IL
before storm number one

November 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm 14 comments

tiny gifts




from the sky

each flake unique

each flake delicate

each flake so beautiful

with a brilliance unsurpassed

a tiny package of wonder

bestowed upon the earth from above

though brief, their life captures our attention




November 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm 17 comments

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