photo taken November 2010 • title thanks to Kelly

one year ago: Sneaky Spy
two years ago: Dance
three years ago: Deep In The Weeds

Ah, I’m always amazed by all the entries: the cleverness, the range of vision.
Thanks for giving me a peek into your brains!
Tied for second place:
But soft, what creature stalks the wild white waste?  ’Tis the coyote, and the wind is his friend.
Keen eyes to the ground, yearning ears search for sound
Tiptoeing Tenderly through the Tundra
A good traveler leaves no tracks – Lao Tzu
Sub-zeroing in on target.
Freeze Frame…
Snow Stalk
Prairie Prowling
A yen for Zen
puttering about and muttering a pout
Snow Tiptoe
Point Blanc
Ghosts of summer past.
lost in thought, of winter’s fury – chill wind blowing – numbing freeze.  Oh, Great Spirit, turn the seasons, as my thoughts – to balmy days with gentle breezes.

• • • This one is for the poets and the pensive ~ leave your title in the comments and you might WIN!
{Prize will be a surprise, because I’m just not organized enough to know right now!}

121 Responses to “monochROAMatic”

  1. Suzy Says:

    A sled would be nice!

    Snow joke, we have had a lot of snow this year!

  2. Yaara Says:

    Point Blanc

  3. Cavaliersmom Says:

    Just finished reading your book, The Dailey Coyote, loved it! Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful story. Looking forward to getting acquainted with your website and all the pictures of Charlie!
    B. Call

  4. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Silent Snow Stalker

    One Step Forward …

    Snow, What’s New With You?

    Charlie, The Tripod

    On Point and Holding

  5. CathyA Says:

    Makin’ tracks

  6. LEISEL Says:

    lost in thought, of winter’s fury – chill wind blowing – numbing freeze. Oh, Great Spirit, turn the seasons, as my thoughts – to balmy days with gentle breezes.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Tail dragging
    A lone coyote
    Vast winter field

  8. CathyA Says:

    Misty white silence, breathing gently, on the hunt

  9. Claudia Says:

    Rolling, rolling, rolling
    Keep those coyotes rolling

  10. richard davis Says:

    I’m lonely. Now where did Chloe go?

  11. Max Says:

    Ghosts of summer past.

  12. carol Says:

    Winter Weary

  13. lana Says:

    on the prowl

  14. Emily Says:

    Looks Like the Groundhog Wasn’t Right After All . . .

    Snow E. Coyote


    His Body Says Tame, But His Heart Says Wild

    Born This Way

  15. Kelly Says:


  16. Patr Says:

    “Has given my heart…. A change of mood”

    Dust of Snow by Robert Frost (1923)

    The way a crow
    Shook down on me
    The dust of snow
    From a hemlock tree

    Has given my heart
    A change of mood
    And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued.

    You daily posts of Charlie saves my mood of each work day so this poem is quite fitting. It is Monday and oh how I rue Monday’s…..

  17. Gary Says:

    Snow Tiptoe

  18. Scotty Says:

    puttering about and muttering a pout

  19. Sue Says:

    It’s A Long Way Home

  20. Heidi Says:

    Shades of beige on a blanket of white.

  21. Bev Says:

    Hmmm….I thought I smelled SPRING here somewhere! Where’d it go???

  22. Nina Says:

    do you see what I see?

  23. evan Says:

    waiting winter moments til spring

  24. Paige Says:

    Searching for Spring

  25. Tina Says:

    Snow Angel


    Snow steppin’


    Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. – Andy Goldsworthy


    When snow falls, nature listens. ~Antoinette van Kleeff


    Dear beautiful Spring weather, I miss you. Was it something I said? ~”Skipper” Kim Corbin

  26. Meg A. Says:

    Miles to go Before He Sleeps

    Dust of Snow

    (From Robert Frost’s Poem…Can you tell I’m an English teacher? :)

    The way a crow
    Shook down on me
    The dust of snow
    From a hemlock tree
    Has given my heart
    A change of mood
    And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued.)

  27. SuburbanPrairie Says:

    One…Two…Three…Oh crap, I’m missing a leg. SHREEEEEVE! I LOST A LEEEEEEG!

  28. belle Says:

    as i go through this light, fluffy white snow
    the se tracks i leave are as light as coyote dreams

  29. belle Says:

    as i go through this light, fluffy snow
    these tracks i leave are as light as coyote dreams

    i messed up on the spacing with my previous entry, sorry!!

  30. Eve Says:

    A whiter shade of pale.

    And as we wind on down the road (from “Stairway to Heaven”).

  31. Barbara Malburg Says:

    Soft, silent, SNOW!

  32. kathleen Says:

    A study in white and browns

  33. Heather L Says:

    Ice Capades…………..

  34. Heather L Says:

    Following His Own Footsteps……….

    Walking the Straight and Narrow…

    I (see) Swagger………..

    “Walking a Tightrope…. One Side’s Hate the Other is Hope”
    (Leon Russell)

  35. Heather L Says:

    Navigating through a Sea of White……………..

  36. Amy Says:

    Stalking Spring in His Step

  37. Eija Says:

    “It’s been a hard day’s work”

    Homeward bound

    The Sound Of Silent Paws

    Deep In His Thoughts

    In His Own Pace and Peace

  38. Amy Says:

    Stalking the Wild Asparagus

    (this is the title of an old edition of a book I recently weeded from the library where I work and for some reason it popped to mind when I saw this picture!)

  39. Jenny C Says:

    “Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds…”

    Walk this way…

    In His Elements

    Cheek tufts and brush tufts

  40. Susie Says:

    Tiptoe through the tulips – if they ever come up!

  41. karen Says:

    A yen for Zen

  42. John Thompson Says:

    Silent Sentry

  43. Kathleen Says:

    Hi-ho, hi-ho, meandering through the snow I go.

  44. Jo Davis Says:

    Snomeo’s Nose…knows…

  45. Karen Says:

    Shh…I’m hunting wabbit.

  46. Meg Says:

    ~The soul of the wild~

  47. SheilaE Says:

    Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening…

  48. Keitha Says:

    Lonesome Traveler

  49. Karen Says:

    …and miles to go before I sleep

  50. Holly Says:

    Treading lightly, a new dawn…

  51. Alice Says:

    Prairie Prowling

  52. kathleen Says:

    Winter’s roam

  53. Dena Says:

    Snow Stalk

  54. Lynne Says:

    Winter Wanderings

  55. Lynne Says:

    The Drifter

  56. Lynne Says:

    Range Rover

  57. JP Says:

    A Destiny Changed, A Life Revealed

  58. Heather L Says:

    Freeze Frame…

    Frozen coYogurt….

  59. Lynne Says:

    To walk the earth and know the ground . . .

  60. Bob K Says:

    “Anyone have an extra elf leg?”

  61. Heather L Says:

    Snow Bored!

    One Man Wonderland…

    On a Freshly Fallen Silent Shroud of Snow..
    I am a Rock
    I am an Island………..
    (Simon & Garfunkel)

  62. Jessica Says:

    This is my winter song to you…

  63. nancy Says:

    Let the old snow be covered with the new:
    The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden.
    Let it be hidden wholly from our view
    By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden.
    When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring’s feet
    Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet.

    From a march snow by ella wheeler wilcox

  64. Pat D. Says:

    “…we tread briskly along the lone country road, crunching the dry and crisped snow under our feet…”
    – from “A Winter Walk” by Henry David Thoreau

  65. sue c Says:

    snow, snow, quick, quick, snow

  66. Diane Says:

    Winter Soul Steps

  67. Rae Trigg Says:

    The coyote who walks by himself
    Coyote planning mischief

  68. Siobhan Says:

    His spirit joined and so was formed, 10,000 years ago (John Denver)

  69. mlaiuppa Says:

    Frozen footsies.

    I’ve got my eye on you.

    Sub-zeroing in on target.

    The snow is quiet, soft and deep but I have stalking yet to keep.

  70. mlaiuppa Says:

    Stalking in a Winter Wonderland.

  71. mlaiuppa Says:

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

  72. Sophie Says:

    “As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words” (William Shakespeare).

    “The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” (Margaret Atwood)

    “Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.” (William Alexander)

    “We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows.” (Richard Le Gallienne)

  73. Lynne Says:

    I Walk Alone

  74. Maggie Says:

    “I took the one less [prowled] by,
    And that has made all the difference.” – The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

    (with a small edit for Charlie)

    It WAS an original thought, but I just saw mlaiuppa’s comment above. oh well.

  75. kathy Says:

    Sir Charles
    Out for a stroll and perhaps a bit of a roll,
    if his heart desires and the scent is just right.
    In the snow so bright, in the snow so light.

  76. bonnie Says:

    Following his Nose.

  77. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    On The Trail of The Lone Elf Leg

    Wild and Seek

    I KNOW I left an elf leg here in October

  78. Tina Says:

    A good traveler leaves no tracks – Lao Tzu

  79. evan Says:

    Pensive Puppy

  80. Dale Says:

    Snow Patrol

    Popsicle Toes…song by Michael Franks

    Spring Reverie

  81. Susan Says:

    “Monochrome Meandering”

  82. carmel Says:

    Snow White Going Solo

    Snow Snout

    snow – blower

    snow bound

    Snow Man

    snow snub


  83. Carol Says:

    Charlie Angel

  84. carmel Says:

    Tufts of brown

    in a white bed,

    gazing longinly alone,

    he’s thankful he’s fed.

  85. Flick Says:

    Sharp concentration
    En pointe

  86. carmel Says:

    ‘Though I’m old with wandering through hollow lands and hilly lands…’ W.B.Yeats

  87. doug Says:

    Ho hum…still no word from Publishers Clearing House..:>(

  88. Wanda Says:

    “There’s snow place like home!”

    Am loving the book. Kisses to you, Mike, Eli and Charlie.

  89. Roxie Says:

    Hello Whiteness, My Old Friend

  90. Barbie Says:

    Winter Tracker

  91. Jan Says:

    A Stroll in the Snow

  92. Martha Says:

    I walk the line…

    Step by step… inch by inch… slowly I turn…

  93. Barbara R Says:

    Form Follows Function

  94. Heather G Says:

    Tiptoeing Tenderly through the Tundra

  95. Debi Says:

    Again? c’mon say it ain’t snow!

  96. Tom Mannon Says:

    Where did I leave that cat?

  97. Kimberly Says:

    I know I left that bone here somewhere…

  98. Farmer Lady Says:

    Softly walks Coyote

  99. Bronco77 Says:

    Leaving footprints in the snow as he heads toward spring.

  100. D'Ann Says:

    Winter comes early
    But the prairie beckons him
    Charlie is prepared

  101. Rebecca Says:

    Soft steps fall on recent fallen snow

    A winter wonder wander

  102. Amanda Says:

    “Thoughtful for Winter’s future sorrow,
    Its gloom and scarcity;
    Prescient to-day, of want to-morrow,
    Toiled quiet Memory.”

    From “Winter Stores” by Charlotte Bronte

  103. sally Says:

    Winter’s Stalk

  104. Lucky Says:

    Yea though I walk through the valley of the snow, I fear no evil

  105. Karen Says:

    I can’t compete… all the entries are inspired! I like Leslie’s: Ice Capades.

  106. Ladyfox7oaks Says:

    The woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    and miles to go before I sleep

    (Robert Frost, I think, which makes it just that much more appropriate…)

  107. Michelle L. Says:

    Walk Softly

  108. CathyA Says:


  109. Kristi Says:

    A Hunting We Will Go, A Hunting We Will Go!

  110. Di Says:

    Will this snow ever stop and go away? Didn’t the grownd hog say it would be an early spring?

  111. pika Says:

    Keen eyes to the ground, yearning ears search for sound

  112. Diana Says:

    I’m not fat . . . I’m fluffy!

    Charlie is in such amazing shape thanks to his good life – very few animals are as lucky as he is.

  113. Hallan Says:

    Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  114. Emily Says:

    Back to the Past
    Remnant of the Past

  115. Cooper534 Says:

    In a World of One Color

    From Matsuo Basho’s A Winter Solitude…

    Winter solitude–
    in a world of one color
    the sound of wind.

  116. Julia Says:

    But soft, what creature stalks the wild white waste? ‘Tis the coyote, and the wind is his friend.

  117. Theresa Szpila Says:

    The groundhog lied. It’s still winter. If I could get my teeth on him, I’d give him a good shaking!

  118. Anita Says:

    Humble, just don’t cross the line!

  119. Shanin Says:

    Stealth Mode

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