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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In The Bleak Midwinter.


In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
~Christina Rossetti 1872
Picture credit: This England/Delamere Forest/Cheshire.

21 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

Beautiful poem and so appropriate right now in the States.

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful picture. I bet you miss England a lot.
That is one of my favorite Christmas Carols.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful poem.. the picture is so serene with the umbrella of trees.. the road looks long, searching for Spring...
hugs ~lynne~

George said...

I think this picture is to beautiful to be considered bleak. At least you can see some colors.

L. D. Burgus said...

Ah yes, snow on snow is the way it should be said. I really like the poem and the picture. We have sunshine today and a promise of no snow for four more days.

Denise said...

Hi Jo, such an appropriate poem to go with a very beautiful wintry scene. I have my comment problem sorted out now. Color me happy! :)

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely photo.

Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Teri said...

Great photo and such a well fitting verse.

CambridgeLady said...

I love that poem / Christmas Carol - Great pic to illustrate.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Love this photo. I had to photograph some of our scenes here in north Alabama.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Great picture and one of my favorite winter hymns... We have about 8 inches of snow and it's still coming down here. SO PRETTY.
Hugs,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

So true for our midwinter year.
Patsy

Star said...

Ah, it's not so bad...... just curl up with a Dickens novel beside a warm crackling fire and eat a bacon butty followed by a great big bowl of bananas in custard (LOL) I'm teasing, of course ((((((((Jo))))))))))))
Blessings, Star

Kay said...

I love this photograph of the snow. I live in SoCal so we don't see these beautiful views.

DJan said...

I just posted some pictures of the spring flowers we are having sprout up way too early, thanks to the incredible warmth we're having in the PNW. Great in some ways, terrible for the Olympics!

Kipling said...

Well the promised snow for valentines did not happen, just cold wind and then rain, this is bleak, not snow though, snow is clean and white ,refreshing, romantic even! Wind and rain is the opposite, give me snow on snow any day.

robin said...

I was very surprised when i viewed my blog that you are a follower! I love your blog. The pictures and the poetry are beautiful. My husband is from Rockwood Tenn. Cades Cove is just one of our favorite places.

~Kim~ said...

The poem, and the picture are perfect and echo the mood of my "neck of the woods!"

20th Century Woman said...

A beautiful website you have made. It is a pleasure to look at and to read -- and remember -- Christina Rosetti and The Wind in the Willows and all. I will revisit.

cheshire wife said...

Nice to see Delamere Forest!

Anonymous said...

Hello,nice post thanks for sharing?. I just joined and I am going to catch up by reading for a while. I hope I can join in soon.