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Z is for . . . Zero

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (“Z is for …”)

Easy Street Prompts (“repossessed”)

Heads or Tails (“bottle”)

Simply Snickers (“wake,” “watch” and “worries”)

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Photo Hunt (“night”)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)

Z is for . . . Zero

The temperature has hovered around and below zero. The wind-chill readings drop even lower. Winter’s rampage is in full swing.

In such times, we find ourselves feeling particularly thankful for warm shelter. Does winter frighten us? Not at all, if we are safely ensconced in our cozy spot.

Photos c2009 by Nickers and Ink

“You can't get too much winter in the winter.”

Robert Frost

American Poet

(1874 – 1963)

Bottled Up –

A Limericked Rill on Winter’s Chill

The mercury by my front door

Is lower than the day before.

Thus repossessed,

The Great Midwest

Is hearing Old Man Winter’s roar.

The crystallizing banks of snow

Cast a zirconic glitter-glow.

With striking sight

Of frigid blight,

The temps hit zero and below.

We hunker in our hovels warm

And pray protection from the storm.

The bluster howls

And bares his jowls;

In eight short weeks shall he transform.

No worries have we, as we wait.

We watch the wintry wake, sedate.

For in our clime

It’s only time

Till tundra’s terrors shall abate.

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  1. sounds and looks like us'ns in Montana :)

    blessings gp and the herd

  2. I loved the sound of the 'zirconic glitter-glow'!

    Here it's all bush-fires and air-conditioning!

  3. The limerick pretty much described how it is in Michigan lately.. COLD!!! :)

  4. just reading your post gave me a chill! no, i don't want it to be THAT cold here! we are lucky enough it rarely snows here on my side of the planet. great choice for a Z!

  5. Zero tempatures here too but I picked a different "Z" word/photo.

  6. As long as it is no Zero degrees Kelvin...

  7. It's cold and blizzardy here in Chicagoland today. I'm backing cookies! : D

  8. Thank you so much for your encouraging words about my post at Internet Cafe. I truly appreciate that you took the time to comment.

  9. intersting place you have,
    any yes.. why to be afraid of winter.. it haveso much beauty, and it is here.. better enjoy it. make a cosy place.. and deep inside



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