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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow


After the skiff of snow we had in the last post, it kept snowing … and snowing … and snowing. The predicted 2 inches of snow looked more like 6 inches on our deck railing.

Partway through the snowfall I took a picture of my veggie garden and thought about the strawberry plants shivering under the blanket of snow. Hah! There’s an oxymoron – a blanket of snow. Blankets are supposed to be warm, aren’t they?

Then that night, it rained and blew

Just as it was supposed to do.

Soon the snow had disappeared,

But the damage was as feared.

See the fir branch dangling down?

It’s so long it reached the ground.

See it hanging by a thread

There beside the garden shed?

Now I’m worried it might drop

On my doggies with a plop.

More like dropping with a crash

Turning puppies into mash.

So the Captain has to tie

Rope onto the branch up high,

Tie it on the pickup truck

Yank it down into the muck.

We don’t grumble, we don’t cuss.

Oh what fun for all of us.



Author: wordsfromanneli

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33 thoughts on “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

  1. With the weather, you get the good and the bad, just like with people πŸ™‚ 😦

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  2. That’s what I like to see, a snow that doesn’t stick around!

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  3. We haven’t had any snow, Anneli, so I’m a little jealous, but I don’t miss dangling branches that can crash and turn pups to mash! Cute poem and be safe. πŸ™‚

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  4. Winters out west😏. Winter rain in the east is usually ice rain. Bring on springtime!!

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  5. Wow, that was fast! What a whirlwind! Just gloomy here.

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  6. Hahaha. πŸ™‚ Cute poem. πŸ™‚ Sorry about the branch though.

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  7. Oh, my! That is an enormous tree. Love the poem!

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  8. Looks like you are having more winter than we are! liked your poetic description!

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  9. Ha. Cute poem. Did you get the branch down? I can’t believe how fast all that show melted. We had 3 inches over the weekend, and it’s too cold for it to melt. I wish it would, so we are clear for the next bit coming our way.

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  10. Nice poem! We are having exactly the same weather as you do, every day another view outside. Yesterday it was raining hard and today all is covered with snow again. Not boring at all …

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