A Walk in the Woods at Winter

a brown deer, a doe, hurries to her bed
a brown deer, a doe, hurries to her bed

My Winter's Walk

A Winter's walk
A Winter's walk
A cardinal chirps nearby to greet me
A cardinal chirps nearby to greet me
a squirrel chit-chatters
a squirrel chit-chatters
a red fox pauses to listen to music
a red fox pauses to listen to music
a wild turkey gobbles in jest, over the hill.
a wild turkey gobbles in jest, over the hill.
snow clouds roll in
snow clouds roll in
winter spirit
winter spirit
winter landscape
winter landscape






Green fir trees are lined, as if they're at attention,

all on a distant and snow covered hill,

While a gathering of black Crows, call in protest,

after their long flight in the Winter's chill.




I sit on an old limb, in my heaviest weather coat,

after walking all the while, for a mile or two,

Snow flakes all flutter, from lowering grey clouds,

as I fill up my cup, in a caffeinated brew.




A chit-chattering, catches my attention just then,

I spy my chipper and fur coated friend,

So tiny is the squirrel, as he scurries about, there,

a pleasing distraction, these moments we share.




A red bird, a Cardinal, chirps from his perch on a limb,

for me to take notice, in seeing such a regal bird, him.

A brown doe hurries just then, to her bed for a rest,

while a wild turkey gobbles, over the next hill, in jest.




Amid these beautiful sights and reassuring sounds,

such a strong attraction in the natural, abounds.

So heartwarming, delightful, outside, in nature to see,

there's no finer place for me, that I'd rather to be.




I pull up my fur collar, while covering my face,

as I resume in my walk, this, in all of its grace.

My roof's all a blanket of the fresh fallen snow,

A welcoming porch light to greet me, its glow.




I know that I'll soon to bask, by my warming fire,

while my dancing winter's thoughts, to me inspire.

In my dreams, I relive each wonderful thought,

These, greater than gold, and never to be bought.








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A special time of the year
A special time of the year

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thanks whonu, for taking us along on your lovely winter walk, with all of God's creatures and His stunning creation to enjoy along the way.

Your art is delightful and amazing.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Faith Reaper, I am so glad you took a walk with me on our journey in the woodlands. whonu


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

I am a lizard, I don't react well to cold. But you do make it sound inviting. Thank you


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Mhatter, you are quite a character, thanks for stopping by. whonu


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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

It is awesome.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you newusedcarssacram, glad you stopped by. whonu


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louiseelcross 3 years ago from UK

Loved this poem and pictures. voted up and beautiful.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Than louiseelcross, for you kind words, whonu


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kathyjones1952@at 3 years ago from Jasper, Alabama

This is a beautiful poem and pictures :)!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Kathy, glad you like it. whonu


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Your artwork makes this so meaningful. I love walking in the woods during winter. The serenity and peace surrounds you as you enjoy the beauty of God's creation.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

I agree teaches, it is a wonderful experience. Thanks for stopping by. whonu


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well I have missed you my friend - and I sincerely hope all is well with you. I really love your paintings because I can see your personal touch in them - they seem to reflect what you were feeling when you had your walk in the winter wonderland - and I definitely related to that because I walk almost everyday in my winter wonderland as well here by the lake and I enjoy all four seasons ...... love your words too because they capture the essence of the moment which are so evident in your fine paintings ...... this hub for me is just a work of art, all around.

Sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 9:40pm


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks epi, glad you enjoyed and for stopping by at Winter. Your pal, whonu.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Yes, this beautiful hub and labor of love put me at peace - and that is/was a good thing.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Wow, Who, it is summer all year round where I am. I wish I could experience all the things that come out only in winter. You have captured them so well in your poem, especially cardinals. Thanks for sharing!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks midget, I envy you when you get Summer all year long. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

In many ways, I miss the refreshing snow from the northern climes. Many of the birds would stand out amid that clean veil of white. I just don't miss shovellng it!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

You have my complete agreement and thanks for stopping by. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Winter walks are some of the best. The quiet and peacefulness is awesome. Thanks. whonu

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