October Snow

     I wrote this one last year, and we here in the Northeast had a marvelous winter. Mild, and almost snow-less after the early October snow.. This year we got a Hurricane, and the southern mountains and the upper midwest got the snow. It’s October, doesn’t Nature know?

     So we must make the best of it, because we can’t change it.

Have a superior Saturday,


October snowstorm 2011

Peter Pumpkin, meets Jack Frost

October Snow

Colorful leaves,

and apples ripe.

Crisp, not cold,

until the night,

and to the solstice,

still a way to go.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?


Sunny days,

or cold wet rain.

With cider warm,

inside remain.


the fireplace glow.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?


 Limb breaking,

tree bending,

wire snapping,

comfort ending.

Surprise from up above,

a disgustingly early snow.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?


“Trick or Treat”

to be delayed,

town officials,

now afraid.

So the kiddies,

will not go.

It’s October,

doesn’t nature know?


And, what does winter,

have in store,

when it’s dark,

at the hour of four,

and we expect

the likely snow?

And for what duration?

That’s, what nature knows!


 Jack Downing

Oct. 2011




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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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3 Responses to October Snow

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Two years ago we had snow and a good deal of it on Oct 15th. That is way too early. I hope that we have another mild winter—–I am so not a snow lover….ugh. Nature needs educated!

  2. Roxy says:

    Det kunne være meget ønskeligt, med en hjemmeside, hvor der er “træk og slpn1#822&;-adgaig til mapper, sÃ¥ledes at filer let kan uploades og brugere let kan fÃ¥ adgang. Ikke mere HTML kodning for at uploade docs.

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