The frost settles silently during the night
Then shows all its glory in bright morning light
With intricate crystals all snowy or clear
That make things look magical even right here.
Enjoy it all quickly, this treasure of dawn
Before it all melts as the sun marches on.
He gives snow like wool; he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.
-Psalm 147:16 ESV
The photos are from December 5, 2009, after our area had snow and frost.
Photos and poem ©2009 James L. Swindle. You may print up to 100 copies for non-commercial use, so long as you include the copyright notice and don't change the text.