Nov 4, 2012

Winter sounds

Round about sunset tonight, I was doing the usual household chores, and took the compost out to the bin. As I came in, it started to snow a bit - little pellets, not big flakes, but snow nonetheless.

I stopped and stood, and listened to the rattle of snow on dry fallen leaves.

A bird winged by on the way home for the night, just a fluttery whisper over the rattling snow.

One of the goats snorted and stamped in her stall.

But over it all; near and far... rattling snow.

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Brrr, that gives me the shivers just thinking about it... I'll stick to the South, thank you very much!

agirlandhergun said...

I am actually ready for some snow. I like the change of seasons...as long as I am inside:)

Andie said...

I miss that about western MA. Don't get me wrong, I love the ocean, but there is something about the sound of that first snow...

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Ah, the "silence" of a winter's evening. I don't miss winter yet, but I do miss that utter lack of crowded humanity to a peaceful night you get.