21 January 2009

winter wonderland

i had forgotten...but somewhere hidden in the recesses...of my northern childhood memories...lay dreams of this evening...a landscape of hush...only the wingsweep of bird...& the crunch of snowpack under our feet...awestruck wonder of a world painted white...with marvelous chill to the bone...warmed by steaming mug & cozy nighttime retreat under layers of warm quilt...surrounded by drying winter-wear as snow spirals softly toward the still earth...waking in the fourth watch of the night to landscape of celestial moonlight lingering on snowfall...sweet season's offerings of pure delight.

11 comments:

SabineM said...

I am a bit envious!

luckyblueeyedgirl said...

ok, so I just drooled over your stunning pics at least 20 times. So glad you remembered the wonder of "a world painted white". I think we can all use a landscape of hush, a steamy mug, and a warm quilt...

That's it! I'm getting in the car -- see you in about 6 hours. (Well... a girl can dream can't she?)

Seriously, we gotta plan that g/f weekend.

lissa said...

I love the pics, you make winter sound so good!

enjoy your winter!

Carol said...

Very beautiful...

Annie said...

Beautiful Deb. I expecially like the reference to 4th watch.

Liza said...

nice.. Queen B, very nice...

Dory said...

How beautiful.

Laura McIntyre said...

Oh whoa, those pictures are wonderful. Make winter seem less cold and depressing and such a beautiful time.

- A - C - said...

Very moving.
You're a poet and a keen observer.

qualcosa di bello said...

sabine...i'm willing to share!

blueeyes...please, please do!!

lissa...we really did enjoy this unusual gift

carol...thank you!

annie...my favorite time of "day"

liza...see what you miss when you go away!

dory...thanks!!

laura...sometimes i need that attitude adjustment through the lens of my camera to really appreciate the beauty (my hands were very cold though!!)

andrea...i only wish...but thank you for your confidence in my amateur attempts! looking forward to the next lontana e vicino!

maekitso said...

Loverly and lovely too. We could use some of that wintery atmosphere here in Oz. Hope all is well.