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A White Winter

Updated on December 22, 2018
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ocfireflies or Kim Houck is from North Carolina. She is a retired teacher and graduate of Appalachian State University.


Diego produced two feet of snow!
Diego produced two feet of snow! | Source

Winter Storm Diego

While not the Blizzard of ’93,
Winter Storm Diego did over-achieve
Two feet on our mountain tops
Even the dude from The Weather Channel
showed up
the day of the parade
just hours before Diego sat down
piling up snow on
mountains and flatlands
Cloggers, marching bands, and beauty queens
Knew where to stop and pose
get their minute of fame
On weather channel tv with Jim Santore

So, Diego came
Snow piled two feet deep
Walmart shut down
Facebook lit up
And, while not the Blizzard of ’93,
Diego did over-achieve

Orchids blooming


My orchid blooming

But so does my Orchid
Sitting in the windowsill above my kitchen sink
Getting ready to pop
Blooming again
This time number three
Any day now, those delicate, white blooms
Will burst into glory
Gracing my space

Table Tree


Table top tinsel

No shoveling
No praying the power stays on
Just lovely to look at

As I appreciate my
White fiber optic tree
Lights built in
Blinking tiny sprays of sprite magic
Like my fireflies
I see on Appalachian summer nights

Wherever I look
Snow-covered mountains
Orchids busting to bloom
Silvery white tabletop tree

Reminding me
‘Tis the season
One petal at a time
Twinkling baubles
To appreciate

This moment will pass
Dark debilitating darkness
Mornings late to rise
Early evenings every night

Enjoy winter
Find warmth where you may
Until the balmy nights of summer return

Enjoy fiber optic trees
Orchids bulging with blooms
Snow two feet deep


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