Over the weekend, the east coast of the US got slammed by winter storm Jonas. Lots of record breaking snowfall, plus winds and coastal flooding. Lucky for us, here in NY area, the storm struck on the weekend so even before the state of emergency was put into effect, a lot of folks were already tucked safe at home. Not only was the storm record breaking, it was back breaking as well. Shoveling two feet of snow isn’t much fun, and the older you get, the less fun it is.
Once we’d shoveled out, I had a chance to look over the photos I’d taken during and after the storm. The internet has been flooded with storm photos, but I tried to take shots that were a little different from most of what I’ve been seeing. After the sorting was done, I put on my creative thinking cap and wrote some haiku and tankas to go with them. Here they are–I hope you’ll enjoy them.
plump as a partridge
brown, black, and yellow feathers
shelter from the cold
break through to the street
shoveling finally done
until the next storm