Oh, January you’ve changed haven’t you?
Casting long shadows
against gold, green and blue
tempting us with light jackets
and unlined walking shoes
Oh, January…what did you do?
To your silky white snow drifts
your wind frozen and wild?
You used to be reckless,
now what are you? Mild?
You’re a hot, sultry vixen
and you’re throwing us off
with your new sexy t-shirt
and your jeans? Are they cropped?
Yes, your new look it is stunning,
your kisses so warm
still I find myself watching
for the inevitable storm…
For the snowflakes to drop
and my fingers to freeze
as I lay in the gold grass
humming with the soft breeze.
Oh, I wait to despise you
like I usually do
No, I’m not sure about this
but I like it, it’s new.
But your hair does looks different
your cheeks a bit flushed
and you greet me with sunshine!
January I’m touched!
So though the I hate to admit it
or make a big fuss
January, I tell you…
I’ve never liked you this much.
it was good…
They say it might hit 50 here in the Valley….let it ride!!!! Rich
Wahhh, whooo! Would you have ever thought it last year at this time???
Makes you wonder when will we pay for this mild weather. Nice post as always.
That gold is brilliant!
I know! It seemed to be glowing out there that day! I loved the way the dark sky looked against it…hmmm, delicious!
You manage to do it every single time – put into beautiful words what all of us are thinking!! Thank you for this amazing post. Your photos are stunning as usual!
Growing up on the prairie … I’m with you on looking over our shoulders and wondering just when is Winter going to snap her dish towel at us?
Beautiful photos … enjoy the balm … before the storm!
haha, the balm before the storm. Love it!
Nice! A good way to start the New Year… Thanks
What a lovely and thoughtful post! Bask in the new January… for as long as it lasts!
Ahhh, 55 tomorrow! woot woo!
One of your best yet w/ the words..still snow here but maybe not for long..suppose to be in the 30’s for a cpl days. I’m liking this look but for those ppl who are also farmer ranchers and need hay, hope Mama Nature can make it up w/ some rain..we really don’t need much more flooding. Have a blessed Hump Day. Warm wishes to the rest of the family..four legged and all. Hugs. Nicole
Right on. Let us see about Januarys’ buddies..Feb and Mar. April and May are about flowers and showers.JS
Brilliant! I loved the flow! From a freelance poetry writer, I found this quite inspiring! Lovely pictures to accompany “gracious homage to a bitter month”!
oo, I like that “gracious homage to a bitter month” Thanks so much for your encouraging words. And thanks for stopping in!
Well done Jesse. Enjoy you sun kisses while you can.
Well, my first funny auto correct on my new phone. When I Ride. … Not when irked…haha!
ahah, that might be a name for another blog all together…
Loved your writing (as always) and the photos are gorgeous – that gold is spectacular!