Monday, January 10, 2011

Soft Silence

Bird House in Yard

One more inch and my Birds can't get home

Even Old Glory looks great in the snow

Sunset Pond

There is such beauty when you look

United We Stand Sign

It looks like cotton

Another view of Sunset Pond

The Snow looks like Cotton Candy

Headed Home

Only in the Northwest - 7 miles North there isn't a snowflake on the ground

I lay quietly in my bed. I was awake but I didn't want to open my eyes yet. I knew without looking that we had a snow during the night and early morning hours. I can't explain the feeling. I don't know any other sound that compares to the loud quiet of a fresh fallen snow. I know I'm not the only one that feels this way because the first thing my better half said was " Isn't it quiet"?.......For my friends that live in the South and haven't experienced an overnight snow..I'm not sure how to explain it. The QUIET penetrates your body, much like the sun on a warm summer day....BUT...even with that you have birds, leaves have a sound of movement and there is noise off in the distance. The closest I can get...without really getting there...Is.....sitting in a church at night, alone, with only candle light to help reflex the moment. I felt the need to take a walk and try to capture the feeling of winter. By the time I had my coffee, got dressed and headed out with my camera, there was a full engaged snowball fight going on across the street. My quiet was gone.  Kids were laughing and yelling ....and I guess thats a childhood memory we should not forget.....One snowflake at a time.....


  1. Thank you so much for your visit today! I came right over to follow you back! I really love your snow pictures and your writing is divine! We are expecting our first major snowfall of the season tomorrow night and where I usually dread it (because it means all plans for being out and about come to a screeching hault!) I am now giddy with anticipation! Thank you for reminding me about the quiet magic of waking up to a snowy morning!
    Best Wishes! Amanda, Girl in Pink

  2. Well said about quietness of the snow covered world. Kim

  3. Isn't it wonderful! I love the stillness too (till the kids got up!). We ALL have a snow day, so looking forward to a day at home, at least you got out with your camera, lazy here is still in her pjs!!
    Have a fab snowy day!