& I’m going for a walk in the snowy woods.
You come too.
We’ll wear keep-your-head-warm hats,
We’ll see trees without leaves,
maple, oak, birch, & beech.
Their trunks & branches standing tall in the snow
stretching high in the sky.
We’ll see piney green trees holding snow in their branches.
& red berry bushes with bright juicy fruit.
We’ll see a squirrel’s nest, high in a tree,
made messy with leaves.
Maybe we’ll see squirrels, black, brown or gray,
nibbling on nuts.
We’ll see winter birds
& upside-down nut-hatches
We’ll come to a stream
with ice clumps & icicles.
We might see a deer drink from the stream.
Then we’ll come to the old stoney bridge.
We’ll cross over the bridge
Just to see what’s on the other side…
More snowy woods.
But its chilly & late
& we’ll see the sun sinking
So we’ll turn back home.
to hot chocolate & warm socks.
And leave more of the snowy woods for another day’s walk.
With Love from the Lake & Me