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Reality Check
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thursday, February 16, 2006
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After a warmer than average late December and above normal January (as far as temperatures are concerned), winter will slap us with reality. We're under Winter Storm Watches from Friday afternoon through Sunday night; freezing rain and/or sleet is likely during this time; we could have 1/4 inch of total ice accumulation. What's the big deal? In Texas, the ramifications are huge...doesn't take much to really muck things up. TRUST me. :)

Anticipating Spring, trees
bud early; flowers stretch
to life from their long sleep;
birds stitch migratory
patterns on wing and song;
the sun warms human hearts
with promises to come...

it's too bad winter has
other plans in the works.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/17/2006
Ah yes the late bite of winter! Always a mess! In CA I saw what a little rain could do.........can hardly image what will happen when Ice comes to the south!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/17/2006
This is great, a wonderful write.
God Bless
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/17/2006
A well-painted picture that is fully endorsed by the glorious visual, Karla. Like the rest of us, seems that Nature herself is confused by the ways of the world which we are co-inhabitants of. I think we are left in no doubt as to who has the upper hand in this uneasy partnership... Very imagist write that leaves a certain expectation of even bigger things to come... Promises, promises!! Neat and keenly sculpted write, TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/17/2006
Great imagery here Karla!!

Well done!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 2/17/2006
Karla the imagery is spectacular. I could see the buds opening, and the land coming back to life.
If it's any consolation, last week here in Florida we had freeze warnings in Palm Beach County. That only 40 miles north of Miami. And most of us don't own winter coats!

Good Write.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 2/17/2006
It aint over till it's over, right? Only one more month till spring ... yahoo!

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/17/2006
Mother nature truly rules...wonderful poem Karla!
love and peace...Carole
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/17/2006
A very beautiful write! Hope you've got your winter gear close bye.
Lots of love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/17/2006
Succinct and incisive, Karla! And aside from the true hard words of description, beautiful and brittle, soft and hard. Outstanding!

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/17/2006
False spring rears its apprehhensive head and gets knocked into the full blast winter. Looking for a silver lining where there isn't any, much like its human counterpart.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/17/2006
So true, It's not giving up easily.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/16/2006
Heard it was like 85 in Dallas today, and will drop to 20s or colder quite soon, don't ya just love it...LOL, Ed
Reviewed by jude forese 2/16/2006
tell me about it ... the east coast had a record snow storm on Monday and today it's almost 60 degress ... nature defintely has a mind of its own ...

vivid images ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/16/2006
Love to witness Buds encased in crystal
Like gems in a jeweler's show case
Loved this write

Love & Peace
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/16/2006
Superb imagery Karla, I hope you don't get it too bad, but even here we dropped from 72% yesterday to 45% today, and it's to rain tomorrow.

Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 2/16/2006
:) very true...lord, people in Ohio can't drive in the snow..I can only imagine how people in Texas drive lol
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 2/16/2006
Superb write and pix. We see only heat and humidity here in Mumbai. Lucky you!
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/16/2006
Wow back at you, Karla: you have the words And the picture!

Well done! and yes, it is brutal just now...

hugs and thanks,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/16/2006

You said a mouthFULL when it comes to the fickleness of the weather here in Texas! It is CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY at times! LOL

Very well done reality check of weather in the Southern Plains! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/16/2006
The old Scottish saying is " Never cast a cloot until May is out " !!
Sometimes the birds, animals and even we humans can be lulled into a false sense of security by Mother Nature !
Wrap up well Karla
Very well crafted composition
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