Here is a northern take on Winter Wonderland (my apologies and salutations to Felix Bernard).
Doorbells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snowplows glistening
A breathtaking sight
We’re trying tonight
To stand up on a slippery icy road
Gone away is the sand truck
Here to stay is a cold front
It screams a north gale
As we plod along
Sliding on a slippery icy road
In the meadow we will build a shelter
And crawl inside to get out of the wind
You’ll say are you freezing
I’ll say not now
But that’s a possibility later on
In a bit, we’ll perspire
As we sit in the fire
We’ll thaw and we’ll stretch
Sam McGee at his best
Sliding on a slippery icy road
In the meadow we can build a shelter
And pretend that winter is all done
That’s quite a feat of self-deluded nonsense
But that’s what happens when you’re freezing cold
When it snows, watch for frostbite
When it blows, get a tissue
We’ll frolic and play, the northern way
Sliding on a slippery icy road.
A little northern humour. 🙂
22 thoughts on “Sliding on a Slippery Icy Road”
I love it! And it is so beautiful.
Thank you! 🙂 It is beautiful. 🙂
And yet the folks in Dallas have a complete and utter mental breakdown if a single snowflake falls from the sky… 😉
We all have our weaknesses … 😉
This is great, Lynette!
Thanks Jill. 🙂 I hope your roads are in better condition. 🙂
Just wet from rain. ☔️
I can live with rain. 🙂
Beautifully put together.
Thank you! 🙂
Good one Lynette. Merry Christmas. Allan
Thanks Allan. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too and good wishes for 2020. 🙂
Happy Solstice! I’m so glad I’m in warmer weather…
Thank you! Happy Solstice to you too. 🙂
Actually, I am now as well! Holidays in the Caribbean. 🙂
Hahaha! That was cute! 😀 Merry Christmas!
Thank you! I hope you had a great day. 🎄
Thank you! I hope had a lovely Christmas. 🎄
Still laughing my butt off 🙂 !! So, good…..and also works for this time of the year!
BTW…..snowing really hard here at the moment but it’s supposed to turn into rain soon…..so your “poem” comes at the right time 🙂
Take care and stay safe
Cheers from “down south” 😉
Thank you! Sometimes, you just have to laugh your way through the cold. 🙂 Things are inevitably going to break down and just not work right.
Here it’s warmed up to -18, so it’s feeling positively balmy! Supposed to be relatively warm over the next week.
Are you getting some of that storm that hit Nfld?
You stay warm too, you southerner. 🙂
– 18 is balmy…….well, good to know 😉
We did get some snow, but nothing compared to NFL !
Although I have to admit, seeing the news yesterday and
hearing how unprepared some people were….I mean we
all knew it was coming days before.
Maybe it’s because we live completely off the grid….but especially in the winter we’re always stocked up to at least survive for 3-4 weeks.
Hope you’re doing well and don’t get too much of the white stuff…..you’ve got enough on your plate dealing with the cold !
Take care and stay safe and warm…..greetings from down south 😉
In Canada, to not be prepared for winter weather in January is, well, rather quixotic. Like you, we can last for probably about a month on our stores. Might get a bit boring, but we won’t be hungry. 🙂