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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mother Nature's Blanket.

There is nothing in the world,
More beautiful than the forest
Clothed to its very hollows in snow.
It is the still ecstasy of nature,
Wherein every spray,
Every blade of grass,
Every spire of reed,
Every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.
~ William Sharp

14 comments:

Denise said...

What a pretty photo and an equally pretty poem. Thanks Jo :)

ER said...

Lovely photo, Jo. We're still in a deep freeze here and under a lovely blanket of snow. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful post-holiday rest. I wish you the best of everything this new year can bring, Jo. I've so enjoyed my visits to your blog, thank you for visiting mine. :) Lizzy x

Sunny said...

Such a welcoming picture and a lovely poem.
Always a delight to see your postings.
Sunny :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well--when I saw your title, I thought you were going to say that you all have some snow this morning. We DO... It's that cold, blowing snow that doesn't stick to anything much--but the ground is covered (sorta). PRETTY!!!! This is indeed Mother Nature's Blanket.

Hugs,
Betsy

DJan said...

I once went on a survival in the winter overnight and we built an igloo, which I slept in that night. It was very warm, like a blanket, but I was happy to get out of it in the morning!

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like the description of blanket with the snow. It does shine and sparkle and makes an all new landscape with it's softness. Great photo.

Betsy said...

We got a fresh 'blanket' over night! :)

Brit Gal Sarah said...

There really is nothing quite like the silence of snow covered woods, personally I love snow anytime.

bennie and patsy said...

Snow can be so beautiful,I like calling it a blanket.
Patsy

Kay said...

I love this photo!

from our front porch... said...

Looking forward to another year of your beautiful posts! Thank you :)
xo, misha

Winifred said...

Love the photo and the poem.

I should get my camera out and get some photos as we don't get as much snow these days. Problem is I'm hibernating!

I love the look of snow just hate driving in it. They don't seem to grit the roads as much nowadays.

Russell said...

Enjoyed stopping by your blog. You really do a nice job with it.

I really like the chair you found in that antique shop. If I had seen that I would have been tempted to buy it!

Take care and enjoy life in God's country. I remember driving through the Smokey Mountains many years ago on my way to Florida.

Anonymous said...

Your photos, verses, and music enthralled me when I happened to discover you today,,,thank you for being here to bring delight to my January Sunday afternoon.
Gayle