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Poetry Sunday-Frozen





Clean, crisp air of a December morn,

Penetrates to your bones.

Waking you with an longing,

Beckoning you to explore-

The frozen landscapes born.


 © Donna Donabella 2011



We are embarking on a new season here, winter.  It starts with frosts and freezes, and RURAL Donna1then wet snowflakes until finally the ground succumbs to its icy way.  This poem was written in late fall 2011 to celebrate the shift to winter.


Tomorrow starts my Seasonal Celebrations meme for winter.  Check out my post at Gardens Eye View, on Monday, and join in the celebration of the change of seasons, no matter where you are on earth.  I also invite you to read an excerpt of my Winter story in the latest issue of RURAL magazine.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

frozen collage

And I am linking in with the Kara@A Spirit of Simplicity for her Tuesday Afternoon meme, the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  


If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 





Special Note:  The pictures here are from the first frost in my garden in late October.




I leave you with a few additional words about my frozen world now seen in nature.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.


All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. November 29, 2015    

    Ah, your season is the same as mine! Love going outside first thing in the morning (with dogs) and walking on that frozen grass!

    • November 29, 2015    

      Absolutely Mary….it is what I love…those frozen mornings!

  2. November 29, 2015    

    This made me think winter is requires sharp decisions…precise actions…and although uncomfortable that can perhaps provide clarity…brilliant!

    • November 29, 2015    

      Oh I love that…and yes I do admit I thought a bit about the sharpness of winter, Jae Rose.

  3. November 29, 2015    

    Ah.. the perfect poem for the season 🙂 the month of December does seem to bring with it a certain sense of longing.
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,

    • November 29, 2015    

      Thank you so much Sanaa…I am pleased that the poem captured the season and month upon us soon.

  4. November 29, 2015    

    love this captivating image of the frosty December…beautiful…winter is most welcome in India, a very pleasant and brief season for us…sigh…

    • November 29, 2015    

      I can imagine winter in Arizona, where my mom lives, much like it is there….a lovely respite even though short.

  5. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    November 29, 2015    

    I have to say I miss the cold crispness of winter… here it’s just dark and wet… yet.

    • November 29, 2015    

      Dark and wet here which is not usual for us….although we are still having frost many mornings.

  6. November 29, 2015    

    Your stunning photos and crisp words capture the frozen beauty so well. It is foggy and frosty here too. Definitely winter.

    • November 29, 2015    

      Every time I think winter has come to stay here, autumn temps come back….so happy you enjoyed the post Sherry!

  7. November 29, 2015    

    Frost here today as well. I so love the magical art of frost. And exploring the barn – perfect perfect perfect!

    • November 29, 2015    

      Frost is nature painting…just stunning!

  8. November 29, 2015    

    How I love the austere elegance of winter. Thank you so much for the reminder that she will come again.

    • November 29, 2015    

      There is an elegance to winter…so simple it takes my breath away.

  9. November 29, 2015    

    It’s a wonderful world isn’t it? When I can enjoy and appreciate the beauty in your frozen, from the warmth of my spring, soon to be summer!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

    • November 29, 2015    

      Indeed…now I can enjoy your coming summer as I wait in our frozen winter…although it is very warm here for the end of November.

  10. November 29, 2015    

    ah, it seems there is so much to expect on a cold december morning. 🙂

    • November 29, 2015    

      Yes…first the beautiful start to the day as the frost is illuminated.

  11. November 29, 2015    

    Winter is soon approaching, you can feel it in the air, the frost on the car and the crunching of the glistening grass. I think you have found the beauty of these mornings in your words.

    • November 29, 2015    

      Yes winter is approaching which is why I love the frosty mornings….an amazing transformation. Thank you for your lovely words.

  12. November 29, 2015    

    Think I’ll be happy to trade the unusually grey skies here for a crisp frozen morning….

    • November 30, 2015    

      I will send good wishes for that….I love the frozen mornings as they give way to the sunlight.

  13. November 29, 2015    

    Oh Donna–this is gorgeous–autumn and winter are my favorite times of the year–happy Sunday to you!

    • November 30, 2015    

      Audrey not many would say they love winter…it takes a special soul!

  14. November 30, 2015    

    Yes the new born winter scene does cry out for exploration to show how the natural world copes with adversity.

    • November 30, 2015    

      You always say it so beautifully my friend and give me even more insight!

  15. November 30, 2015    

    Good morning, lovely words and poem. Your frosty images are beautiful.
    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • November 30, 2015    

      Thanks so much Eileen…another frosty morn this today too!

  16. Brother Ollie Brother Ollie
    November 30, 2015    

    That is the plan! I’ll head out to the forest and explore the frosty woods.

  17. November 30, 2015    

    It’s one of the early signs of winter that I love to see, Donna…the frost. I don’t remember seeing Jack Frost on the windows yet here in the Netherlands but I sure have great memories from years gone by. I’m ready! 🙂

    • November 30, 2015    

      Wishing you a frosty morning soon Ginnie!

  18. November 30, 2015    

    Such lovely photos. We have driven through an ice storm this week and the frost is so much more appealing. Have a wonderful week.

    • November 30, 2015    

      Oh I do agree…never like driving in ice!

  19. November 30, 2015    

    That was a lot of beautiful pictures of the frozen winer season!

    • November 30, 2015    

      Oh thank you! So glad you enjoyed the photos.

  20. November 30, 2015    

    O, yea…explore – this is what we’re doing in cold weather too… 🙂

  21. December 2, 2015    

    Lovely frost photos and poem!

    • December 2, 2015    

      Thanks so much…so glad you enjoyed them!

  22. December 4, 2015    

    Beautiful imagery and winter poem!

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