Snow crunched underneath,
trees powdered white,
everything underlined in bold,
and all tucked in under a blanket.
Our regular friendly lake – now frozen and icy in its demeanor,
the leaves and Fall arrested in a cold grip.
Sudden gusts of wind – forests shivering and shaking off some snow,
The skies were passive – no blues and oranges today.
Red berries covered in ice:
like paired rubies and diamonds,
a Christmas present for us all.
With the soft light and softer snow – a bright, warm smile
From the all-white and all-pure world,
arose a renewed Joie de Vivre.