During the last few days I posted a photo to a forum and referred to it with the line "Sometimes the fenceposts do wear marshmallow hats". I thought people would get the reference to the poem which I for some reason thought was by Robert Frost.
No one seemed to know what I was talking about. I remember reading this poem in school in the elementary grades and I thought everyone knew it or was familiar with it. The poem is actually by Dorothy Aldis and the winter imagery is something that has stuck with me ever since. I did a quick bit of research and found two versions of the poem.
The fenceposts wear marshmallow hats
On a snowy day;
Bushes in their night gowns
Are kneeling down to pray—
And all the trees have silver skirts
And want to dance away.
ON A SNOWY DAY
Fence posts wear marshmallow hats
On a winter’s day.
Bushes in their nightgowns
Are kneeling down to pray.
And trees spread out their snowy skirts
Before they dance away.
The description for a lot of winter scenes is apt and fenceposts with winter headgear is just one of those things I look for when I am out and about at this time of year.