Early Dismissal

February 5, 2010

oakville, indiana

i remember how fun and exciting it was when i was a kid to have school dismiss early because of a winter storm. even though i’m no longer the student, the feeling is still the same. teachers stop in the hall and discuss in hushed tones their hopes for an early dismissal. during one of those conversations today, i learned how to say ‘it’s snowing’ in french. 

this storm may bring quite a bit of accumulation, so i’m glad i was able to stock up on  snacks, veggie soup fixins, and books from the library. i’m keeping my fingers crossed that the mail will make it out here to oakville tomorrow for my netflix delivery.

it should be fun to get out and about post storm and see what mother nature has created for my camera to capture.


by William Carlos Williams

years of anger following
hours that float idly down —
the blizzard
drifts its weight
deeper and deeper for three days
or sixty years, eh? Then
the sun! a clutter of
yellow and blue flakes —
Hairy looking trees stand out
in long alleys
over a wild solitude.
The man turns and there —
his solitary track stretched out
upon the world



6 Responses to “Early Dismissal”

  1. poietes Says:

    I had forgotten about that particular Williams poem. Thanks. Beautiful pix.

    • julayne Says:


      thank you.
      isn’t it great when we read a poem or hear a song or remember a person that we’ve all but forgotten about?
      i love it.

  2. Isle Dance Says:

    I ((love)) this photo! AND blog!

    • julayne Says:

      what an honor it is for you to visit my blog! i’ve been a fan of your blog for quite a while now, so your kind words mean so much :). thank you.

  3. col brakey Says:

    Interesting. I am grateful to you for that, but I also want to thank for something else. I suffer from color blindness (tritanopia in my case). I mostly use Safari browser (no idea if that changes anything), and a good many web pages are difficult to read because of a problematic choice of colors used. On this web site, as the selection of colours is sensible, the website is quite clear and comfortable to comprehend. I am not certain if it was a planned and kind deed, or just the ‘luck of the draw’, but you have my gratitude.

    • julayne Says:

      what an unusual comment.
      no, i really wasn’t thinking of colour choice in picking this theme for my blog. i am grateful to you for bringing this to my attention.
      i’m so pleased that it’s easy on your eyes and hope you return in the future.

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