Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Carmi, offers Cold as our theme this week.

So here it is-


I begin from a vast emptiness cold as ice
 with Frosty.

A fierce, biting-glacial-coldness surrounded him
deep outside my house.
But he's not in denial, see his smile?

Sure Frosty knew his humans lingered
(inside swimming in uncrushable excitement)
 while sipping and clinking their glasses of

cinnamon Kinky Flame.
A most delicious, hot fusion of premium Canadian Whiskey over ice  
warming their very souls.
Frosty could not blame 
them for shutting him out in the 
fierce, biting-glacial-coldness

it keeps him together in this
winter air.

So, life continued out in the cold dampness of Frosty's backyard -
Where he stood proud, he was after all, a stone-cold-frozen snowman in his own winter moment.

during this spell of cold air consuming the backyard
Blue Jays and Cardinals flew in, just to bask 
in a cold pocket of air
dining on tasty offerings
living in their moment-
and still
In this oppressive air one might ask

Is Frosty

stuck on the moon 

or just in my backyard?

See Mr. Cardinal?

Oh, and did I neglect to mention Frosty had several snowmen friends to freeze along with?

Will the real snowman please stand up!

and so life continues-

In the misty morning light,
with a
hovering rising Fahrenheit
by the frosty snowbank.
Any place is all right
 as long as you are there
with a dream of spring in sight.

"October extinguished itself
 in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived,
 cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts 
every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces." 
J.K. Rowling

and yet we survive knowing spring would arrive again.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and stay warm.


Debbie said...

we've had sooooo much snow and i have not made one snowman or snow angel. i need to get busy!!! great representations for cold!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

I thought we were supposed to be in the 30s today. When I looked at the thermometer about 7:30, it was MINUS two. What's the deal??? All our Frosty snowmen are sick and tired of maintaining that frozen pose and smile on their faces. Just let me melt!!! I see that one of yours has a death wish already.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That whiskey sounds like it could wake you up.

Jeanie said...

You couldn't have taken better photos to record "cold!" Wonderful -- I simply cannot resist a snowman!

RedPat said...

At least the days are getting longer!

Titania Staeheli said...

Pleasure to see a true, jolly snowman, while here in the subtropics in February the temperatures soar and humidity prevails.So much fun making a snowman, watching him, and he watches us, sadly as the days lose their freeze he becomes smaller and smaller until one day it is goodbye until next year. Memories from my life in Switzerland.

TexWisGirl said...

hooray for whiskey! and bourbon! and cognac! anything to warm the cockles of your heart on a cold night! :)

Common Household Mom said...

I like all these Frosties.

Gail said...

Cold and cute.

Cloudia said...

Delightfully kinky

Grace said...

All snow and cold here too ~ Smiling at the snowman Frosty ~ Keep warm and yes, I am looking forward to spring~

Elephant's Child said...

Cold - but so very, very beautiful.

Tony McGurk said...

My favourite snowman is the one in the 1st photo. But he does need a good weight lifting program to build his skinny arms up

Gilly said...

Oh, I love those snowmen!! Great shots, as usual, and delightfully different!


I can handle the cuteness of all these snowfellas, FROM my warm indoors!! I'm a wuss when it comes to cold; not to mention that white stuff that makes driving hazardous.

Bob Scotney said...

Fantastic post, Karen. Mr Frosty is a star.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think Frosty has his own inner glow Karen, he has a blush on his cheeks.. what can he be thinking about :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I enjoyed you 'shots'

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

NBC National News had a segment on a couple of Minnesota brothers, who made a huge octopus out of snow. Their efforts were awesome, but having that much snow to work with would not be so good (I would think).

sage said...

As a Minnesotan, you're well qualified to respond to the topic, "Cold" :)

Alexia said...

Would you mind keeoing the cold on your side of the world, so that we could have a permanent summer? I do so hate winter...

carmilevy said...

Those crazy Canadians sure know how to make whiskey, don't they?

Wait a sec, I AM Canadian :)

I love this series, Karen. You always manage to infuse such spirit into your photography - something we can all learn from. Thank you for that!