Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Friday, 18 January 2013

Winters lament

The north wind is picking up here ,and changing our balmy warm January into Old man winter's finest over the next day or so. Prompted me to write this ;

Bright red ears and windblown hair
Yup it’s getting fresh out there
The north wind blows in with its might
And temperatures drop over night
And out we go to frozen noses
Cheeks as red as summers roses
As winter give its bitter nip
Makes me want to take a trip
To places where the sun is shining
Tropical drinks and outdoor dining
I love it here, don’t get me wrong
But some days the winter seems so long
As I come in at end of day
And get my dinner underway
I get a good warm fire burning
While for the spring my heart is yearning
But I can take it this I know
Its 3 more weeks till Mexico!


kden said...

Boy, don't we all feel that way about now! But we don't all have Mexico to look forward to ;-)

Crystal said...

Sure like the lookin forward to Mexico part!!! Should be a perfect time, be startin to warm up when ou get back (hopefully!)

Shirley said...

Nothing like a tropical vacation to look forward to on the bleakest days of winter! Love the poem.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love this. Mexico sounds like fun and warm:)
Thank you for your comments on my blog, I really appreciated hearing your story, I have been there many times and I think I may just be getting a little too old for this:) B

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

"Cheeks as red as summers roses" -- love that line. I'd call it a very relevant simile.

IanH said...

Ouch! You know how to hurt a guy that's left behind. Mexico? Isn't that a warm place?

Nicole said...

Send some of that weather our way please :)

GoLightly said...

Perfect ending.
Warmed me right up:)

Cheyenne said...

ha! I absolutely love the ending! Having fun catching up on your blog this afternoon.

Friend, I don't think I ever told you how much I truly love your book. I kept wanting to write a 'review' or whatever on my blog, and never seem to get around to doing one that does justice to it---fact of the matter is, that book is so relatable it just fills me up to read it. Thank you, thank you for sharing some of your gift. It's a blessing to others!