Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Catching Snowflakes (Without Punxsutawney Phil) on Groundhog Day

Winter Morning Poem
by Ogden Nash
Winter is the king of showmen
Turning tree stumps into snow men
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes
Smooth and clean and frosty white
The world looks good enough to bite
That's the season to be young
Catching snowflakes on your tongue
Snow is snowy when it's snowing
I'm sorry it's slushy when it's going

PS - Although the FiveSibes didn't see any shadows (just drifts of snow!) or Punxsutawney Phil, Happy Groundhog Day to all! 


  1. What a lovely poem, just perfect fur the weather! We've been tasting snowflakes here too, and crunching on bits of the icy crust. we drove with mom to the store, looked like we were driving thru rivers of slush!
    Happy Groundhog Day to woo too!

    jack & moo

  2. Woof! Woof! LOVE the POEM ... YES Spring is coming SOON!!! Even though I enjoyed playing in the snow I am ready for spring weather. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. So happy Phil didn't see his shadow.

    Great shot. :)

  4. The poem is great! We're really glad Phil didn't see his shadow either!

    Elyse and Riley

  5. What a beautiful poem! We are glad Phil didn't see his shadow and hope that spring is here soon! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  6. Happy Groundhog's day! I am not sure I trust Phil this time around. We got 21 inches of snow last night. Hurry up, spring!

    Your pal, Pip

  7. Great poem, great pic! Ciara likes to pounce on the snowflakes as they hit the ground:) She IS one silly girl.

    Mom is elated with Phil's report, but not us.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. Snow is pawesome... in pictures!
    I am waiting for the spring to come soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. What a perfect poem!!
    The Newfs are bummed that Phil didn't see his shadow!!!

  10. Nice Poem!
    Enjoy your Sibe-a-rific weather!


  11. Such a great photo and a great poem.:) Happy Ground Hog Day to you all!:)

    Teddy Bear

  12. Were you able to catch a snowflake, or two, on your tongue?! Great picture!

    Such a great poem with splendid imagery. I love anything and everything that has to do with snow. Thank you for sharing!


    p.s. The icicle photos from your last post are beautiful!

  13. That is a pawesome poem...and very fitting to the picture! Can the sibes tell me what snow tastes like?!? Is it like sugar???
    xxx Oz

  14. Great poem! And spring doesn't sound like it's far off.

  15. Lovely poem...I remember catching those snowflakes on my tounge, and having them melt dangling from my eyelashes...

  16. You snowdogs must be in paradise with this weather! :)