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Dusty Winter White

The first winter white of the season showed itself here in my neck of the woods today.

Fortunately, the snowflakes did not fall heavily enough here in Canal Winchester, Ohio, USA to even be considered a real dusting. Nonetheless, temperatures dropped throughout the day and are expected to reach a low of ten degrees well into the night.

My dog Valentino and I took our final walk of the day at around seven-thirty this evening. We both bundled up in warm winter-wear for our neighborhood walk, for as we headed out the temperature was about twenty-five degrees, with a "feels like" temp of seventeen. Brrr!

I captured the frosty feeling in a picture and a dog poem entitled "Dusty Winter White" for your viewing pleasure ... Enjoy!

Dog Valentino

Bundled up warm and bright

For a frosty

Neighborhood walk tonight

While Old Man Winter

Sprinkled soil dusty white.

© Ruth Cox

No doubt my dog appreciates his warm dog sweater as much as I am grateful for my colorful coat and crochet scarf in this bitter cold winter weather.

Image Credit » Wintry photo is of my dog Valentino.

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grandma20121 wrote on January 4, 2016, 10:41 PM

yup its been really cold over where I am here in Massachusetts as well , we got the slight dusting too

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 4, 2016, 11:49 PM

He looks warm and comfy. I am done letting ours out for the night too

Paulie wrote on January 5, 2016, 3:39 AM

I like your poem and Valentino looks so nice in his red sweater!

Rufuszen wrote on January 5, 2016, 5:45 AM

I love the idea of a dog poem!

RuthCox wrote on January 5, 2016, 8:50 AM

A dusting beats a blizzard. Stay bundled up and warm!

RuthCox wrote on January 5, 2016, 9:10 AM

I am sure he likes the warmth of a dog sweater as much as I enjoy my own sweaters in colder weather. I must say I do envy you that fenced yard to release the dogs into!

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 5, 2016, 9:48 AM

It is nice to just jump back in the house, maybe you can get something set up this summer

markgraham wrote on January 5, 2016, 12:01 PM

WE woke up to a heavy frosttoo

RuthCox wrote on January 5, 2016, 2:49 PM

Thanks, Paulie He can certainly be seen in this bright red and I know he's much warmer with the dog sweater than without.

RuthCox wrote on January 5, 2016, 2:56 PM

I have written quite a few dog poems over the years for several of my canine companions. emoticon :smile:

RuthCox wrote on January 5, 2016, 3:12 PM

It is definitely the frosty weather season, for many of us!

BarbRad wrote on January 6, 2016, 2:18 AM

We don't get much dusty white snow, or any snow here, but we did get some rain during these past two days.

RuthCox wrote on January 7, 2016, 9:57 AM

I wish we didn't get white stuff either! However, rain is often more dismal than snow, so I guess it's a toss up!

CalmGemini wrote on January 16, 2016, 8:55 PM

Good poem.We do not get snow here,which I think is a good thing.

crowntower wrote on January 17, 2016, 4:21 PM

Yiaks! I think it is very cold up there. Here in the Philippines summer is still here and even though it is a bit cool at night the sun in the morning can warm you up, but in the afternoon can burn you up...

bestwriter wrote on January 22, 2016, 12:20 AM

That;s a neat poem.

I have said this before but need to repeat. When will snowflakes fall on my head? (lol).

HappyLady wrote on January 22, 2016, 4:05 AM

What a sweet poem. I have a lovely picture of you and your dog walking warmly wrapped up in your respective coats on a thin crunch of snow.