Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I look back through my Picasa albums, and am reminded that I do miss Summer with its
bright colors and the warmth on my skin.  I miss hearing the lawn mowers and the children's
voices echoing from the neighbor's pool.  I miss the feeling of walking through the grass
and dinners on the porch.  But my friends, I would not have wanted to miss the breathtaking
beauty and grandeur that I experienced during my early morning drive today, on the
trip to take one of my granddaughters to her pre-school.  After walking her into
her classroom, and the goodbye hug, I just had to drive the long way home, and stop
to capture only a bit of the exquisite beauty for you.

My car thermometer read 4 degrees. 

Every single twig was covered with ice and or snow.  The sun's light and the piercing cold
produced the sight that one only dreams of.

Truly a winter wonderland.

"Snow comes by night--a quiet magic.  A secret tiptoeing down while people sleep...
 Snow comes by night to fill grown-ups with wonder,and children with enchantment."
 ~Marjorie Holmes




"As long as the earth endures, sunshine and harvest, cold and heat, summer and
 winter, day and night, shall not cease."  Gen. 8:22


One can't help but think, at the end of the day, sitting by the fire, with a comfy blanket, and
surrounded by those we love.  My hopelessly romantic personality sometimes takes over:)
Snowy winters do that to me.

A pot of steaming chili would make the perfect dinner tonight.  Yes, Summer will be here
shortly, but I would not want to be missing this lovely season of the year, no matter
how many layers I must wear when I go outside.

That said, I must say, I am thinking about those who live in the south,
as they anticipate the coming ice storm."  Every season does have its fury, along
with its beauty.

Wherever you live, whatever the weather is offering to you lately, I want to wish
you simple joys and unexpected blessings as you journey through each day.  Thank
you for taking time out of your day, to stop by here, and for giving me the privilege
of sharing my day's nature happenings with you.


Stacey said...

It is beautiful. When the sun shines on icy branches it's just magical.

Judy said...

I think you know how to enjoy every season to its fullest! So beautiful...your snow pic's! We have 4 degrees over here today as well...but that is 4°C which is actually quite warm.

Happy@Home said...

35469945 1311056 348369Your winter wonderland photos are gorgeous, Judy. The blue of the sky is such a lovely contrast to the white of the snow and the sparkle of the ice.
We are currently listening to sleet hitting the windows.
You are very wise to enjoy each season as it comes and it seems you know how to make the most of it. The chili and cozy fire look very inviting.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting me see your snow and frost scenes! I never tire of the white and blues and black scenes of snow. Right now we are at 59 F degrees and our snow is nearly gone. Oh that disappoints me...I love a snowy February and March and even some April snow too.


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