Haiku – The “Cold as Ice” Run

A light chilly breeze

On a cold clear blue sky day

Back to the freezer

Well, here we go again.  After braving high temperatures on Saturday I am back to running in the cold not only for today, but Wednesday as well, if I make it out then.  Just can’t get my body regulated right when the weather is so unpredictable.  At least the walk/run was good – .5 walk, 2 mile run, .5 walk.  Not bad at all when you realize I had to make myself go.  

As a sidebar.  Are there any Walking Dead fans out there?  Great season so far.  Can’t wait till the explosive final next week.  I hope they end this one strong.  


Poem – New Life

The morning cold breaks

Pierced by the warm sun rays

A world outside that’s so alive

Waiting on the summer haze

Magical fantastical spring

A harbinger of healing hope

Destroying winter’s frozen embrace

Natures way to cope

I wrote this a few mornings ago as I sat with my son while he ate his breakfast.  I was sipping on coffee, enjoying the beautiful morning just glad to have a warm day in front of me.  Now, today, I see it is ever so gently snowing.  It isn’t much snow, barely can see it, but it is there.  I think I called it snow drizzle because it is so faint.  34 degrees fahrenheit right now.  Two days ago it was almost seventy degrees fahrenheit.  Just crazy weather this year.  Anybody else done with winter and wish it would just go far away?  

By the way, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! 


Wearing of the green

On St Patrick’s Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the “wearing of the green”).

St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.[13][14] This story first appears in writing in 1726, though it may be older. In pagan Ireland, three was a significant number and the Irish had many triple deities.[15] The triple spiral symbol appears at many ancient megalithic sites in Ireland.

via Saint Patrick’s Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Haiku – Fresh Powder

Snowy frozen land

Blanket of white on the ground

Winter’s bitter cold

We finally got a decent amount of snow down here, which is the only part of winter I like.  We’ve had our chances, but it always seems to miss us.  I know people up North are probably sick of it by now, but if it has to be this cold, why not let it snow?  Anybody agree with that statement?