In response to prompt :Jolly
This is the time of year when Jolly describes ones feeling,
We here in our city are very happy, we didn’t go shovelling.
I wish we’d have lots of rain instead of snow,
We won’t fall on cruel winter’s ice when we go.
I am enjoying all the blessings of snowless days,
For I cannot really believe this is how it’ll stay!
What’s the last thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
Winter to me can be very scary, the blizzard, ice on the pavement, driveway and streets; keeps me from going out. I’m contented to stay home, rather than walk on ice.
The news on the radio about slippery roads and that the citizens should be careful, frightens me. My biggest fear is falling and breaking my arms or legs, this fear in me is the reason why I prefer to stay indoors.
I cannot believe there is anything that can possibly make me walk on ice unassisted.
Seasons change so quickly! Which one do you most look forward to? Which is your least favorite?
My most favorite season is summer, here in Newfoundland it does not get too hot, the weather is nice. I get to go out without warm clothes. I look forward to summer because it’s not that long.
My least favorite season is winter. The days are short and extremely cold, we have too much snow, clearing the snow from the driveway is a chore I avoid. Then untimely rain makes the roads and the driveways very slippery.
Some people remark, ‘It is so slippery we should go out in our skates.’
Those who are good in skating and enjoy it, it’s a fun time for them. I tried to learn skating but was unable to slide, and fell down countless times.
Winter is much longer and keeps me home 24/7. I do not enjoy winter.
Changing colors,dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth–or with dread?
Colorful leaves, pumpkin pies, spice lattes, reminds me of Fall and then the dreaded winter.
Winter for me spoils the fun of Fall, it’s visit gives me images of snow, short days, howling winds and blizzard. It feels like I haven’t recuperated from the chilly winters, icy driveways and streets of last winter and it’s back again, a time of the year which brings memories of the difficult time we had clearing our driveways and soon after blocked by the plow to clear the streets and sidewalks.
I’m afraid Fall does not please me, it evokes the memory of winter! 😦
For many of us, winter is blooming into spring, or fall hardening into winter.Which season do you most look forward to?
Our winter is quite stubborn, the days are longer, it is April but snow continues to fall. I am not certain when spring will finally arrive. Right now the trees are bare, the grounds are covered with snow and the temperature below 8 degrees, which is quite disappointing.
The season I look forward to is summer. The weather is warm, I get to see our yard full of lovely flowers and the branches of trees covered with beautiful leaves.
Summer is a happy season, we do not need heavy coats or warm gloves or hats and boots. Nature provides us with warm days. The aroma of barbecued chicken, hamburger, french fries fills the air.
Wherever we go we see smiling faces, it’s a nice day everyone we meet yells out loud. We get to see friendly faces.
There are nine year old kids selling drinks and some cookies, just to please and encourage them, adults buy whatever they are selling. 🙂
We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain,fear….. and happiness.When was the last time you shed tears of joy?
Almost every day I feel joyous. The very fact that the snow, winter, the freezing days, the ice on streets and pavements have run its course, that this unpleasant weather is on its way out, gives me relief and happiness.
Sunset at 4 pm is such a difficult thing to bear, I look forward to longer hours of daylight and warm sunshine with pleasure .
I am longing to see and feel the fresh air without covering myself from head to foot, the green grass, trees covered with leaves, birds singing, announcing the end of winter and welcoming the arrival of summer.
This is when I say yes the happy days are here again!
A service has been invented through which you can send messages to people in the future.To whom would you send something, and what would you write?
Realistically speaking I cannot think of sending messages to any one if I’m unable to understand what kind of service will be invented in the future.
It seems so unreal, but if I become an optimist and make myself believe there will be an invention and I will have the opportunity to send messages to people I have met along the way, I certainly would send a message to a young lady I met a while ago.
One winter morning I met a young girl in the shopping center, I don’t know who she was, I was worried how to climb the snow bank to get on the pavement, I almost wanted to turn around to find a spot where the path was clear. I was surprised when she offered to help me, “I will help you to get to the pavement”, she said.
To this day my mind wonders who she was, if I can miraculously locate her wherabouts, I will use this service to write a note to her, the message will read, “thank you for helping me that morning, you are the reason this world is a wonderful place to live in.”
Dig through your couch cushions,your purse,or the floor of your car and look at the first coin you find. What were you doing that year?
I dug out a dime from my huge, “Eddie Bauer Bag, ” it shows 1914. the winter that year was harsh, we had heaps and heaps of never ending snow. Nature was in a bad mood, perhaps we did not recycle the items we should have,did not try to use carpool to avoid using more fuel than is necessary for our daily life.
Then I had a bird in our chimney who by chance landed in a place where it could not get out from,our felines were not liking the noise the bird was making to get out. Finally I was able to get hold of the ‘Orkin Man,’ he successfully got the poor hungry bird out and took him to give it some food and let it fly away to its home in the wilderness.
My daughter and I visited our favorite city,’Montreal’ we rented an apartment for ten days, we walked, shopped and had a great time, at the end of our holidays, we realized we bought more things than we should have, therefore had to buy extra suitcase to bring them home.
Back at home we were afraid winter was peeking its silly head,we knew we have to be prepared for it.
The month of December in 1914 was awesome, we did have snow but the rain washed it away and in our city we had green Christmas, it’s something very unusual. I liked the thought of no snow no shoveling.
These are some things I remember about 2014!
Our weekly free-write is back: take ten minutes– no pause–to write about anything–unfiltered and unedited.You can publish the post as-is or edit a bit first–your call.
It is 4.52 p.m. in my neck of the woods. I went out to run an errand. I had to wait for twenty minutes to the place I intended to go.the bus took its time to show up I was freezing, it seems winter cannot wait to show its face. Well the bus came i boarded it got off several stops later. Got my stuff, came to the stop to catch the bus to come home. Another twenty minutes it took for the bus to arrive.
I was on my way home, unfortunately I rang the bell one stop earlier, stayed in my seat and pull the string again for the stop, apologized to the bus driver for my mistake, came home and fed the kittens, they were glad to see me I think.
Now I am writing this, the time allowed is ten minutes only, oh I have two minutes left,the kittens are sleeping I am writing, still writing, I am nervous I do no know how many mistakes I made still writing, writing , done!
Changing colors,dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes; do these mainstays of fall fill your heart with warmth— or with dread?
After an extremely hot summer, fall is a welcome change, the temperatures cool off , the leaves change into a variety of colors, all this is a pleasant sight for a little while,but when the leaves fall on the ground, the bare branches of trees, immediately reminds me winter is ready to change its place with fall.
This is the time it is scary. the early snowfall in November, transforms nature into a white blanket of snow everywhere, on trees, on the ground on the roofs of houses, on the streets, children have a wonderful time playing with this free plaything.
Then it starts to be dreadful, the short days, the strong wind and heaps and heaps of snow, covering everything is no longer a happy sight, with doorways, driveways packed with snow, the task of removing the white stuff is an ordeal, no one enjoys.
The slippery roads, the unploughed streets makes moving hazardous. are a characteristic feature of winter and I do not enjoy fall because I know winter is not far behind.
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