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The White Stuff


“Eh? Orson? What’s that you said?” That Oregon junco knows everything that’s going on around here.

It's a chilly wind today,
My fur coat is on to stay,
I'm so happy to be warm,
With the temps below the norm.

“If you’d pay attention, Lincoln, you’d know there’s been a big change in the weather.” Him and his big fur coat. He probably hasn’t even noticed. But just look at Emma. She’s still trying to figure it out too.

Look now, Lincoln! See the ground,
See the flakes fall all around?
Food will be more precious though,
Covered as it is with snow.

“Sheesh! This is just like in the movies where Bambi says, ‘Mother, what’s all that white stuff?’ and she says, with her soft, stunned voice, like some naive housewife out of a 50s sitcom, ‘Why … it’s snow!'”

Emma snarfs in deep, long sniffs,
White stuff gives off special whiffs,
Did a raccoon pass by here?
Did a rabbit scratch his ear?

Licking, tasting flakes of snow. 
Tries to bite it, where'd it go?
Funny flakes of wetness fall,
On her head and over all.

Emma gives her coat a shake,
Leaving just one lonely flake,
Sitting on her pointy nose,
Then into the house she goes. 

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

25 thoughts on “The White Stuff

  1. Emma is a beautiful girl! Hi, Lincoln! 🥰🇨🇦

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  2. Sweet poem, Anneli. Dogs seem to love snow.

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  3. I love this post. The poem’s rhymes work really well, and of course the animal subjects are so appealing. And then that hilarious line about Bambi’s mother. hahahaha

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  4. Lovely and cheerful post, Anneli. ❤

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  5. Emma and a junco…what a great combination.

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  6. I love the poem and the photos! Every dog I’ve ever had was an intensive snow-sniffer. 🙂

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  7. I love your poems and the pictures. A lovely post!

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  8. What beautiful animals, all three. Nice to finally have a Lincoln update (not that I’m whining).

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  9. I chuckled a lot with this post, Anneli, thanks so much. Your happy, clever poems and lovely wintry photos of some of your friends was a great joy.

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  10. Hi Emma and Lincoln. Enjoy the snow.

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  11. It is always wonderful to follow the thoughts of your animals.

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