Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, October 6, 2014

Northerners, The Story of Life in a Magpie

I'm sensing her concrete determination to escape.  What do you think?

Will she free herself?


A Girl, Through the Eyes Of A Leaf
(Based on a true story)


Being all tip-top and rather dependable leaves, we pretty much just cling to our branches.

Trouble is, most everything around us stands out so much more.

Of course the occasional photographer arrives a lot.  But they eagerly snap nature and decide- blossoms take precedence over the leaf.

Not that long ago, life was ripe with new growth around here.

Until a few of us began to dry out and change our colors drastically around here.

Yes, the air grew sharp
when once we winced in explosive heat.
We now felt crisp around the edges
so chilly our air grew sharp
it was quite capable to freeze any fart. so it goes.  Frost gathers again like a sneaky, toothy dragon at the window of our souls.

Another wintry wrap begs to move in.

A sudden oppressive air blows by, pushing folks to exchange their mowers for snow-blowers.

Heat made everything swim with delight.  While we Northerners now immersed in cold pockets are pulling down our shades, preparing for wintry blasts unfit for human exposure.  No more bonfires, no more porch gatherings, forget tent camping or outdoor swimming........ WAIT!

Sure our arid heat lingers from a distance but ye old weatherman has just declared-

A sunny week with our temperatures in the 60's for us!

Win! Win!

As for the girl caught by barbed wire-
she escapes
a plane 
for Tahiti 
and lives
for wild surfs!


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm gonna act the minion and giggle...

...freeze a fart?

You really wrote that?


Tess Kincaid said...

I'm glad...

Leovi said...

Some pictures with beautiful light and autumn color, wonderful place!

Cloudia said...

Excellent gambit today, K!
Words, pics, concept!

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

DeniseinVA said...

A fun post to read Karen, and I'm on the plane with the girl ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How fun! That girl is going to have to buy a new wardrobe though!

sage said...

I am finding myself missing out on the color and the crispness of the fall air... Here, it got down into the 40s Saturday night and you'd thought there was a new ice age!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Mister Gnome is ready for anything, right Karen?

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

It's going to take a long time to come to terms with the concept, and implications, of a frozen fart.

Ankita said...

that was a really funky take! loved it :)

Kutamun said...

The colours fade, farts freeze , a girl escapes to bikini weather and surf , what more could one need !

Berowne said...

A very impressive presentation...

Berowne said...

A very impressive presentation...

Yvonne Osborne said...

I was sure she escaped. From one northerner to another, I bemoan the demise of our porch gatherings. Enjoyed your take on this. I feel the frost coming.

Anonymous said...

I just loved reading this, Karen. Very well done.

SilverGardenia said...

I loved that she escaped to happiness at the end!