I couldn’t believe the way the snow came down today, and just last week it was hot, and I mean uncomfortably hot, somewhere near ninety..
I posted this poem for today’s prompt “write a snapshot poem” this afternoon I also took this video with the new camera, – it’s a Nikon.
Link to poem a day challenge: http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/2011/04/16/2011AprilPADChallengeDay16.aspx
I used up the Cannon after eight months and the Sony barely made it a month. I had bought the extended warranty at Best Buy so I was able to try different cameras. So far the Nikon is the best.
Michael is beginning to think cameras don’t’ like me. I keep explaining that some electronics have gremlins in them
I thought I would have trouble with setting up a video, then I found using, Microsoft Live I could fix it and upload it to YouTube
Here’s April 16th, 2011’s poem..
by Gerardine Baugh
It is snowing
Uriah runs up to me
His thick coat is covered in water droplets
Looking up, he gives me a doggy grin
Knowing what’s coming I cringe and step back
He begins to shake
That, slow movement
Only his pudgy, furry body can accomplish.
Where he turns his head one way, and
His body fat slips in the other direction
Water is launched from the ends of his fur
Encompassing him in a shower of reflected light
I turned my back on him and the wind
My hair covers my eyes
Snow blasts past me
An invisible serpent writhing as an updraft
Bellowing out my coat it slides up the naked trees.
Gathering up dry leaves from the ground, and
Playing with them around the tree tops
In a millisecond, sound stops
Then, the winds skate back down the trees
Raining brown leaves within the white snow
Slipping across the grass, then
Like a playful child, pulls at my legs
Snowflakes hit my face stinging cold
Uriah doesn’t seem to notice the wind, or the cold snow
He whines and nudges at my hand for a treat