Michigan Weather, Quadrille #162

The gales of Autumn swirl leaves of gold
on streets darkened by rain, sleet falls cold

grasses shiver in the wind, waves of emerald green
colored leaves dapple this pastoral scene

wind chimes dance as a bell tolls the hour
Michigan weather most dour

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Many thanks to Kim from Writing in North Norfolk, and dVerse, where we were to include the word “bell” in our 44 word, quadrille.

I had fun with end rhymes and the more I use them, the more comfortable I feel. It’s a cold, windy/rainy day in Michigan. 🎃

63 thoughts on “Michigan Weather, Quadrille #162

          1. We didn’t get any snow. Trees, it’s always the trees. God knows I love them, but in this area they are falling down or apart 😦 And we have full-time crews that are out trimming them. Why they don’t bury the power lines is a mystery to me. They had no trouble digging everything up around here to lay down natural gas (i.e. fracking) lines over the past few years.

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  1. Great use of colour and deft painting of the scene, Colleen. I am one of those people who love autumn and windy, rainy weather – and, of course, bells and wind chimes.

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        1. Oh my goodness. We have been very frugal with the heat here in my part of Michigan. I hear we will have a 25% increase in gas heating costs. I fear it will be worse for my friends in Europe. 💜

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  2. I’m quite comfortable in gloomy weather. I hope there’s nothing wrong with me. Of late, everyday here is the same. Shine in the morning, rain really hard in the afternoon, and shine again at sunset for the last hr. It’s gorgeous and has been like this for the past 2weeks.

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  3. Beautiful poem, Colleen! We woke up to some chilly weather and as of 9:40 am, it is 37 F and windy, here in north Georgia. Tonight, they are forecasting a hard freeze. Brrr 🌬

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  4. Some enjoy those cold and nasty Michigan late autumn days. I’ll keep my lack of those in return for our warm summer days of our air conditioned ones. Note that I’ve gone off and left my snow shovels in Nebraska and New Hampshire.
    Nice rhyme, I enjoyed reading those.
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    1. Thanks Jim. On Thursday we had snow flurries. Yesterday, it was 65. Today on Saturday it will be 75 degrees! It’s crazy weather for sure. We used to call it Indian Summer… but I’m not sure that is the correct term now.

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