This weeks challenge by Carmi at Written Inc is Quiet.
We stored the patio umbrella, but somehow never got around to taking down the deck chairs by the pond. Now they are icy silhouettes beneath a foot of snow.
There is something about the snow that muffles the ordinary sounds of life going on beneath or around it.
The water continues to circulate in the fish pond without me detecting the usual hum. My husband assured me that the pump was working and pipes would not freeze.
The birds at the feeders across the lawn are chirping, but their chatter is swallowed by the stillness and consumed.
I think if I should speak aloud that the words would freeze and be buried by the the rush and hush of the falling snow.
Even the crunch of the snow under my (much too short) boots is interrupted by the sound of silence.
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