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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow day...

...and just like that, our world turned into a quiet land of snow.

The meek and mild temperatures gave way to a northern
breath that whispered through the night...
I awoke under a thick, full blanket of crystal white snow.
Footprints of deer, tiptoe through the landscape and birds huddle silently
under great bows of white.
Soft and billowy flakes falling weightless from above.
Roads have become silent.
We hunker down by the fire, happy for the warmth.
A walk through the woods, footsteps in fresh snow, 
as if we're there for the very first time.
Griffin is a puppy once again, snow beard and bright eyes...
This landscape is rare to us and I take it in, knowing that
soon it will disappear as quickly as it came.
For now, it's the beauty I see, the transformation from
dull, grey, rain and clouds
to this wondrous white world,
this snow scape of winter dreams...


Suz said...

ah...don't you just love the quietness of it all
nothing grander than the muffled sound of snow and being in it

love your pooch's beard!
your abode is so cozy looking
and the house from outside looks so inviting in the snow

gz said...

hushed and beautiful, a release from everything that "has" to be done!!

Cobalt Violet said...

So beautiful!
One of the best things is being by the fire after experiencing the beauty of everything being blanketed in white. It's been a long time for me, so thank you!
... I can live vicariously!

the wild magnolia said...

No doubt about it, you are smack dab in the middle of of winter, from where I sit (south Florida) I see a winter wonderland.

Griffin is so handsome, he remembers how it used to be.

Wishing you a new Happy Day.

Sherry O'Keefe said...

in my head, this is where i am- in the setting of your photos. your pup is such a sweetie. and that bike! and that road shot! and your lovely welcoming interior!

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