Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snow in Kiltumper

The Snow Falls
in Kiltumper

We're snowed in.
Iced in.
Nowhere to go.
Nothing to do but enjoy.
Reminds me of Robert Frost's

A Dust Of Snow
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.


April Jarocka said...

Yeah...but do you have a snow-woman with a bikini eh? Hah! lol
Looks lovely, doesn't it. Pity we don't get more here in County Clare.

Kimme @ Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely picture... We are having the same weather here in Germany. It is beautiful to look at, but horrible to drive in. Staying home is the thing to do :)


J Burke said...

Lovely photo and poem! We recently, just this past November, closed on the purchase of a cottage in Lisheen, Kilkee... during the record floods. Since then I've been in Chicago up to my eyeballs in snow and at some points, windchills of -15F below freezing... yet all the time worried that the pipes in the place in Kilkee were going to freeze during the record cold you are having. Luckily, they did not.

Perhaps with the record floods followed by the record cold Ireland has experienced in the past several weeks, the reward will be record sunshine and warm breezes this summer! Well, I'll get to see for myself when I'm there for the summer!

irishkiwi said...

Is that your garden? It looks romantic and beautiful under its snowy blanket. We have great beach weather and 27 degrees in NZ.
Have read most of Niall's writings, favourite being Four Letters of love. Haven't been able to track down Christine's.
Visited Clare in 1990 while staying in Galway for the husband's left-handers' golf tournament.Both of our ancestors came from there about 150 years ago. Going back there is on the "bucket list". Keep the blogs coming---much enjoyed, Christine.

Anonymous said...

Great to have found your blog as a result of reading your thoughts on new provings on the KHA homeonet site. Im a homeopath and lecturer in homeopathy in NW England, but have a caravan on my brother's land in Mayo. Will be there in April. Love to meet you

Angela said...

Now I have a way of giving my identity. I am the angela referred to as anon above

Marielena said...

I'm afraid after four blizzards that buried is in the Northeastern part of the U.S., snow has become a four-letter word. On another topic entirely, I do hope your blog followers will read our interview with Niall on our blog, Birth of a Novel,
He had some wonderful words of encouragement for writers!