The Onset of Winter
Sullen clouds, dark and menacing
Hang in the sky.
The air is damp and cold –
Frozen fingers, nose and toes.
Drip, drip, drip from the branches
Hanging down towards the ground.
Winter’s start. Sudden, fierce, chill.
Not forewarned, but expected
NB – This photo was among those taken
in 2009 after a ‘freak’ five-minute storm