Saturday, February 5, 2011

wind scours snow from fields

wind scours snow from fields,
burnishing the ice beneath
into silver shields

The wind continues to blow snow for a couple of days after the blizzard. Fine powder streams off the curvaceous lips of snow at the edges of fallow fields. The flat fields look like pools of molten silver and the sun shining on these ice shields is blinding. The tops of dry plants poking up reveal the depth of the snow in the deep gullies between the fields and the road. Snow, wind, ice, sun, dead plants and clods of dirt are transformed into a magical diorama.

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