Winter, Winter, Winter

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For this California girl, the site of the fluffy white stuff on hills, on trees, and on all the bright red barns brings so much pleasure. I can remember years ago, driving up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and giving a shout of glee at the first sign of something white and icy along the interstate.

I have always been particularly enamored by the way snow flakes stick to every small twig and branch no matter how thin–a dusting of fairy magic–or so I’d like to believe. And then there’s the particular quiet majesty of woods covered with snow. Like the earth has put a long finger to puckered lips, shushing us quiet. Then she’s giving a wink and the crack of a smile, an invitation. What can you hear, dear one? What do you see?

The other day I took a brisk walk around our neighborhood and snapped a few pictures of a typical morning ’round our parts. Can you hear the silence?…

NEK Winter

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4 thoughts on “Winter, Winter, Winter”

  1. I can definitely hear the silence. It is what snow meant to me all the time I was growing up. I would awake in the mornnig and know that when I looked out the window there would be a fairy land of softness. of course slip slididng to school was another story. BE carful dear heart. See you soon Grandma

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