Merry Fourth Day of Christmas, friends! We just can't let Christmas off the hook that easily, so we're keeping it going.
First up for our festive day today, we are of course participating in the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, hosted by the ever handsome Angel Sammy and Teddy
These days, Angel Sammy and Teddy give us a photo prompt each week, and we are to create a poem based on what that photo makes us see, feel, or think. This week they shared this photo with us:
I feel like my poems for these photos have thus far always been quite a stretch. When Angel Sammy, Teddy, and their Mom Pam shared this photo last week, they mentioned how perfect it would be for the upcoming New Year festivities. They are so right in that, yet my mind didn't head in that direction. I had all things Christmas and winter on my mind, and when I saw the picture, I thought of colorful snow falling rather than fireworks.
So, long story short, I turned fireworks into snow, and that resulted in this:
What About Snow?
A wise man once did speak,
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
But as I read those words, I simply had to know,
What about snow?
What if snow was of a different hue?
What if instead of white it fell royal blue?
Would snow then lose its glory?
Would it become nothing but boring?
We all know that yellow snow is best left untouched,
But have any other colors yet been discussed?
I decided to put snow to the test.
I simply had to know what color suited it best.
And so I built myself a snowman,
And set myself to the task at hand.
I splattered my snowman with paint of blue,
But upon the snowman it brought nothing but gloom.
So then I switched things up and went for green,
But, goodness me, the snowman simply looked too mean.
Next I pulled out a pail of pink,
And of that color I was not sure what to think.
Now, let me tell you, don't go for red.
That made the snowman look deader than dead.
Then from my splotched and splattered snowman I turned my eye,
And instead gazed up into the overcast sky.
What if snow of purple began to drift?
Would that be a curse, or would it be a gift?
What if snowflakes fell with a neon glow,
Or lit the night in a fluorescent show?
Would flurries of black stain your clothes,
Or leave inky marks upon your nose?
Beneath my feet crunched snow of white,
Cold and dazzling and shining bright.
I decided, after all, that I quite like that sight.
Snow of white brings merriment.
And so that ended my experiment.
What do you all think? Should snow stay pure and white like it's always been? Can you imagine a snowkitty in blue, green, or pink? This kitty likes her snowkitty just the way it is.
Of course, next up is Thimble. Like her mom here, Thimble was excited when, by some miracle, we woke up to a snowfall on the morning of Christmas Eve. We stayed warm inside, but enjoyed watching the snowflakes falling to the ground.
Thimble did a little happy dance in honor of our white Christmas.
We haven't had a white Christmas in years. I remember enjoying them many times as a child, but as I got older, Christmas always seemed to be warm and rainy. Not this year, though!
And we still have all that snow on the ground! It's not like it could even begin to melt, though, with the subzero temperatures we're having these days. We've been throwing lots of extra food outdoors for the wildlife and of course any stray or feral kitties who might find themselves in our yard.
We're entering our white Christmas joy into Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop
On top of having a white Christmas, we are also so grateful for our warm home. Though we may find the snow festive and beautiful, it causes a rough life for some. We purr, bark, and pray every day that each and every soul could know a safe, warm, and cozy home.
Have a wonderful day!
Our Tip of the Day:
This time of year, and year round, you all certainly already know to keep antifreeze out of the reach of your furbabies, as it can be very toxic and even fatal to them. Also keep in mind, though, the safety of other critters. For example, don't leave antifreeze sitting outside where wildlife, strays, or ferals might reach it. Also keep in mind the potential for wanderers if you keep your antifreeze in the garage or shed, especially if you also leave those doors open for an extended period of time. An animal could perhaps make their way into your garage, shed, or anywhere you might place your antifreeze outside of the house and be poisoned if they consume it. In this same line of thought, if your furbaby were to slip past you and make it into the garage, is the antifreeze or other dangerous substances hidden enough that your furbaby cannot reach it? For the safety of any and all critters, do consider keeping your antifreeze somewhere well out of reach, such as in a cabinet or bin in the garage. As always, it's better to be safe than sorry!