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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Solstice Begins.


Now winter nights enlarge
This number of their hours;
And clouds their storms discharge
Upon the airy towers.
Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o'erflow with wine
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine...
~Thomas Campion

13 comments:

Teacher's Pet said...

You take beautiful photos.
I have enjoyed 'strolling' through your blog...

midwesttomidlands said...

The picture looks so peaceful and beautiful. I prefer the longer days, but there is something fun about nesting in the winter months. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Star said...

A lovely poem for the Chistmas season and a beautiful picture to go with it. Nice to be back in Tennessee. I noticed when I got back how much snow was falling in America just now, especially in some parts. I was lucky to fly into Atlanta and not New York. Poor people stuck in airports. My heart goes out to them.
Blessings, Star

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the snow, Jo... YES---winter has "officially" begun now..

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

L. D. Burgus said...

I love the red mailbox. I see it is an English one with it's crown and proper red color. I will catch up on all of your blogs after Christmas as I am still trying to get things done for Friday. Have a very Merry Christmas if I don't visit again.

The Retired One said...

It looks so much like where I live....we now have 2 1/2 feet of snow and we are getting in the 20's. For a few weeks, we were below zero. Brrrrrrr.......
:-}
Hope your holidays are wonderful!

George said...

You've captured a beautiful snowy scene. The trees over the road (path) remind me of a cathedral.

Denise said...

A great photo to go along with a great poem. Thanks Jo and a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New year to you all.

cheshire wife said...

Lovely photo. No snow here. Just cold and icy.

Merry Christmas!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Breathtaking!

Have a blessed Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year.

All best wishes, from Cass and family at That Old House!

Thud said...

Returning here from California the snow has been an unexpected bonus...marvelous stuff...Merry Christmas from all at OTW.

Betsy said...

Merry, merry Christmas to you! I'm glad we met this year! :)

ER said...

A Highland 'Nollaig Chridheil' tae ye an' yers, lass. Lizzy :)