I like specifics,
so I don’t join the crowds who use vague four letter words
freighted with modifiers to describe the upcoming winter:
Cold (bitterly). Cold (biting). Cold (piercing).
Instead I say: the bees pack it in, corn husks thicker than normal,
woodpeckers share trees, unusual abundance of acorns,
insects march beeline-not meander.
Crickets inside already. Monarchs migrate early. Pigs gather sticks.
- Signs we’re going to have a harsh winter (waywardjourney.com)
- Winter forecast: Farmers’ Almanac predictions don’t convince climate scientists (bangordailynews.com)
- Farmers’ Almanac predicts long cold winter! (lowerutilitybill.wordpress.com)
- Are You Prepared For An Extremely Bitterly Cold Winter? Solar Activity Is At A 100 Year Low (aworldchaos.wordpress.com)