Frozen time

Morning breath hangs in the frozen air, the frosty world changes perspective and slows down time.

Before the sun rises it illuminates a rise on the horizon that would not stand out if not white
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Then when the rays break through the meadow sparkles
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Night time events, normally secret and without trace, are laid out in the cold sunlight glare.

The Fox that has walked by
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and the Sparrow Hawk that has pinned down its prey beneath spread wings
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the resulting struggle is documented in the snow
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all that is left
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Liquid water needs coaxing
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Traditional breed pigs may be hardy but they would prefer not to suck ice
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Last night’s fall petered out towards a foot
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But a new fall sprinkles down as a breeze shakes the branches
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We have no way out
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So we enjoy our own spectacle
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