goes ice dancing
from one side of the road to the other
Sending inhabitants flying
in the death spiral.
Stop! Accident scene!
and I must wait
First in line
While 3 ambulances
2 fire trucks
2 marked police cars
4 unmarked police cars
and 2 tow trucks
sort everything out
45 mins late for work
not to be
in one of the ambulances.
I was doing that
ice dance in the same place yesterday.
One moment we are travellers
the next we are dancers
facing a sudden stop
and a different journey.
Relieved you are okay. The weather is so tricky lately. Since Sunday we get huge snowfalls the next day it melts…just enough snow to annoy, frustrate and put travelers in harm’s way. Don’t drive like we do here…keep your distance…be safe:)
No issue with distance, there’s rarely anyone ahead of me when I head to work. It’s the melting and freezing cycle- the road was a skating rink.
Ice is deathly….nothing you can do but go real real slow. Be careful and let’s pray for warm weather. Bet you are anxious to see the cherry trees in in Stanley Park:)
I live 600 km away from Stanley Park. Not sure I’ve ever seen any blossoms there. lol I do, however, live on the north edge of a fruit growing area in the interior, so I see my share of blossoms here, come April and May. 🙂
oh you are far!! My first trip there, the trees were in blossom.
I am half way between Vancouver and Calgary on the TransCanada Highway. An hour west of the Rocky Mountains. 🙂
Ah that is why you are so familiar with Grace’s surroundings:)
Indeed. “Write what you know” and all that.
I visited only Surrey, Victoria and Vancouver but flew to Kelowna for a media tour once and have family in Calgary so your books made me feel like I was a tourist:)
That’s great. I have Pinterest boards showing some of the places in the books: http://www.pinterest.com/ShawnLBird You might enjoy checking them out!
Oh thank you so much!!
Black ice is the worst.
So scary!!! I’m glad you’re okay! I once had to walk a bit on an icy sidewalk… I slipped and bumped my head. Ice sucks!
‘once had to walk’ ha ha! Only once? We can count on walking on ice for a quarter of the year. Walking isn’t so bad (so long as you’re being careful and have the right footwear) but driving is very unpredictable.
hahaha, technically, this year I only walked once, on an icy sidewalk. I’ve been hibernating most of the winter, so I only go out if I need to :p. I go back to work next month (thank goodness it’ll be Spring).
I think I am glad not to be an area where this happens. Your work gets better each time. Many Canadians come here half the year.
Yes. We were in Arizona at Christmas pondering what that would be like. The sunsets were magnificent. but the landscape seemed depressingly lunar to me. I seem to need my blue and green.
Space comes in all forms
Ah, the joys of winter driving! I’m glad you were unscathed and wish you safe travels through the season. 🙂
Thank you very much. We’re up to double digit temperatures now (Celsius) during the day, so hopefully we’ll stop dropping below freezing over night soon!
Eek – I know the feeling & have seen the scenes. Glad that you are ok.
Me, too! Thanks!
A few too many white knuckle drives this winter I imagine. Glad you are safe. I keep peeking out at the flower bed to see if any spring bulbs are brave enough to poke through the last bit of snow.
Oooh. Spring bulbs. You have just reminded me that I did plant a bag of tulip bulbs in assorted pots at the front of the house. I wonder whether they’re coming up soon?
How different your world is to the tropics here, where barely even a frost can raise itself.
We are definitely a “Four Season’s Playground.” Each season happens on schedule. Winters with lots of snow for skating, skiing, and the like, spring full of fruit blossoms and vivid green, long, hot summers while folks play on the lake (1000 km of shoreline around Shuswap Lake…) or hike in the forests, a colourful autumn with ripe fruit and crisp air… It’s a lovely place to live. http://shuswaptourism.ca/discover/photos-video/salmon-arm-video
I’ve been trying to find some reasonable local footage to share, but for now, Capricorn, and the central, be like tropical fruit in a land still wild, choice, and taste… Two seasons reside, “The Wet” & “The Dry”, bush fires followed by cyclones, then the greens to the grass browns to golds, while later the winds run up from the Southern Ocean across the desert country. Vast in time between droughts, and floods. For late Spring to early Autumn, the Coral Sea, islands, rivers, and coastal forests bear their fruit. For the remainder, all of the above, plus the sandstone highlands, where gorges, and tablelands bind their nests above the basins, and flood plains, a selection in cool dry fruit, where rains fill their reserves just months before.
Here’s a little via BushTV
Local music, and a little of the world here.
Sorry thoughts a little scattered. A thousand kilometres of lake sounds incredible.
Thanks for sharing! The lake itself isn’t a thousand kilometres, the shoreline is. If you check out the map, you’ll see how that works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuswap_Lake The lake itself is 310 km2.
Totally understand ambulatory boundaries to bodies of water (have surveyed a few over the years), hence why I left the squaring off. I was thinking more of the thousand km to walk around the lake, it would take a day or two.
The nearest lake here, a human made one, is only about half the surface area size at 150km2 and way more shallow. But it’s three hours drive from here
🙂 It would be quite an adventure to walk around it. Kayaking around it, hugging the shore, would likely be easier. 😉
🙂 Definitely would be easier to paddle around the shoreline.
And sorry, Shawn, did not realise the urls would preview the videos in the comment section.
I don’t mind. Don’t worry about it.
Hi this is incredible , thanks for liking “Could It Be” and following “The post it blog” it means a lot, and is really cool given that you are so talented and well-known, I’m only 12 so every like and follow gets me moving forward. Thank you so much and your poetry and works are quite remarkable, I look forward to seeing more.
I have been writing poetry since I was 8, and I wish I’d had the opportunity to have a blog when I was 12! Good for you! 🙂 Every poet you read can help you fine tune something in your own poetic voice (even if it’s “How can I avoid doing this?”) Good luck with your writing!
i really wish you’d help me write like you do. its so inspiring and so good. i totally love everything you write. i do 😀
Check out Mary Oliver’s book A Poetry Handbook. There are some good tips in there, and I feel my style is similar to hers.