Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bye Bye Winter: March Poetry

Second Wednesday of the month today,
you know what that means by now.
I try poetry again, if I may.
You get through it . . . somehow. 

Surely you know how goes,
our group on a theme decided. 
Using one keeps us on our toes,
Bye Bye, Winter's the theme provided.

Poetry based on the theme Bye Bye Winter | Graphic designed by and property of | #poem #poetry

Bye Bye, Winter

Bye bye, winter, adios.
Surely won't miss you.
Take the snow and go away,
winds and ice go too. 

Bye bye, winter, ciao to you.
I need longer days.
Done with night in the afternoon,
and skies not blues but greys.

Bye bye, winter, arrivederci.
Tired of coats and boots.
And I swear I might just die,
waiting to bake with seasonal fruits.
Blueberry Cookies and Cream Dessert celebrate fresh blueberries in this creamy dessert made from cream cheese and jello with a few surprise ingredients added for flavor. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert
Blueberry Cookies and Cream Dessert

Bye bye, winter, sionara.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass.
What I wouldn't give right now,
just to see the growing grass.

Bye bye, winter, au revoir.
Can't wait for open windows.
I'll even put up with allergies,
to smell flowers: lilacs, a rose.

Bye bye, winter, auf weidersehen.
Can't wait for neighborhood walks.
And every Spring look forward to,
visiting deer, turkeys and hawks.

Deer in the back yard | Picture taken by and property of

Turkey at the front door | Picture taken by and property of

Hawks on the back deck | Picture taken by and property of

Bye bye, winter, toodle loo.
Spring comes in just a week.
So pack your bags, be on your way, 
hello sunshine, goodbye bleak.

Bye bye, winter, I say shalom.
But sure don't wish you well.
Overstayed your welcome here,
you can just go to . . . ahem . . . Carmel.

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends: 
Dawn of Cognitive Script shares So Long to the Cold.
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Later, Gator.

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Blueberry Cookies and Cream Dessert

Printable Recipe

NOTE: If you use chocolate cookie crumbs in this dessert it will have a muddier look. If you want a prettier look, use vanilla cookie crumbs.

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup chocolate or vanilla cookie crumbs
1 box (3 oz) berry blue jello mix
1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 pint blueberries

1/4 cup chocolate or vanilla cookie crumbs
whipped cream

*Beat the cream cheese and 1 cup of the cookie crumbs until smooth. Set aside 6 blueberries for garnish.
*Mix the jello with one cup of boiling water. Stir until dissolved. 
*Pour it into the beater with the cream cheese. Add the softened ice cream. Beat, slowly and carefully, until smooth.
*Refrigerate for 45 minutes until it starts to set. Fold in the blueberries and divide into 6 individual dishes. Sprinkle with the remaining cookie crumbs and return to the refrigerator.
*To serve, add a dollop of whipped cream and the a blueberry to each serving.


  1. This made me smile after a really rough morning. Thanks!

    1. So glad to have brightened your morning a bit, hope the rest of your day goes better.

  2. Here it is bye bye summer, but summer keeps saying no not going yet and makes a come back then goes away again

  3. I will die, if I have to wait for blueberry season (they start ripening here in July) to make this!!

    1. Don't do that. I get as many as I possibly can in the summer and what I don't use I freeze. I know, I know, so much better fresh but those frozen ones get me through the winter.

  4. Winter CANNOT get out of here soon enough!

  5. So fun. Our themes are extremely similar. So ready for those open windows!

  6. Winter seems to truly be bye-bye-ing here! Warmth has returned. The mountains of snow are melting.
    I echo every letter of this poem!

    1. Yes, it's finally starting to get melty and muddy around here too.


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