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In Our Backyard

While pearly drops drift from the sky,
as soft as angels' wings;
A graceful spruce encased in white,
staunchly waits for an early spring.

As crimson cardinals huddle close,
like holly berries bright;
Soon dash off to grab some grain,
an feed with sheer delight.

Along the fence the gray squirrels climb,
seeking sustenance and warmth;
While nibbling on nuts and pine cone treats,
they still shiver in the storm.

And as we view this winter scene,
through a frost-laced window pane;
We're grateful not to feel the chill,
that Nature's come to claim.
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In Our Backyard, by Fran McClelland 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Reena Sharma More than 1 year ago
This reminded me of your wonderful poem before Xmas about the poinsettia tree! Thank you for sharing nature's imagery in prose once again! An area you are most talented in! :)
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
So happy you enjoyed it and remembered the poem about the White Poinsettia. I'm very touched by that !! Thank you, dear Reena !! 
Mick Reid More than 1 year ago
nice image on a winter scene , cheers and a million smiles :) 
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
thanks so much, Mick ! Cheers to you, too ! 
ugochi More than 1 year ago
cool
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
thank you, Ugochi ! 
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
Nature flowing bright and free ! 
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
A wintry mix of peace and calm...please read and review !! Many thanks. 
Sonja Carnes 12 months ago
I really love this! I just gave your poem a big hug!
Fran McClelland 12 months ago
I'll take it...hugs right back at you, my friend !! 
Shobha Raman More than 1 year ago
Good
Shobha Raman More than 1 year ago
Please review my poem unforgettable  day
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
thank so much, Shobha ! 
Hazel Yu 8 months ago
Makes me imagine how winter feels like because I'm from a tropical country
Fran McClelland 8 months ago
Glad you liked it, Hazel ! 
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