Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day snow

Valentine’s Day snow –
heart of Pilgrim Creek breaks
open, flowing free
14 February 2010, fluffy clusters falling gently all morning. Our neighbors are out for a walk, how romantic on Valentine’s Day. I take the path down to Pilgrim Creek, snow up to the tops of my boots, snow lying thick along the dark tree limbs, plastered against the north side of trunks, caught in the crotch of branches, piled like a tea cozy on top of a bird nest. The creek has become a path for deer, their neat hoof prints piercing the snow, leaving heart-shaped impressions. Here and there the ice has broken open, the dark water running clear and swift, one break magically shaped like a heart.

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