Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter's First Snow

Mother Nature threw down her blanket shortly after midnight last night, just in time for an artic blast moving through area.
Our first snowfall of the year, magically transforming the landscape.


Out of the bosom of the air,
Out of the cloudfolds of her garment shaken,
Over the woodlands, brown and bare
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.

~~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.~~ 


Patsy said...

It is beautiful!
It missed us---and we have sunshine today , not warm.

Country Gal said...

Pretty photo ! Our snow is melting and it is damp and foggy here today ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

Henny Penny said...

Your snow is so beautiful. We haven't had any snow yet this winter except a flurry or two.

CecileD said...

I love the snow and its silence ....

mary scott said...

Beautiful scene! thanks

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your so lucky to have such beautful snow! And we loved the poem too.
We have not gotten our snows yet. I wonder if we will.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh I love the picture and the poem, Jo!! You make me wish for snow here in North Carolina. Our mountain areas have had snow this year, but so far we've had exactly zero snow in our area. :(

Enjoy the rest of you weekend.



Nellie said...

The snow missed us here, so I will have to depend on your lovely photo.

DJan said...

Beautiful! :-)

Jill of All Trades said...

We have yet to have a snow this year. I think a snowflake or two has fallen but it's been a mild winter, so far. We still have a month and a half to go so it can still happen and I hope NOT! Carla

Kathy said...

It looks so pretty. I love the picture. It looks so peaceful. I just don't like the cold. If we could just have snow--no ice -- in the warm weather. Ha ha! Well I can dream can't I?

Janice Kay Schaub said...

my fav poet, or at least one of them. Actually, not a huge fan of poetry even though I like to write it, but some poets just hit the right note with me. He is one of them. Thanks for reminding me of this.

Susie said...

Jo, You snow looks pretty. I think I am ready for spring now. I know it's like 53 days away. LOL. Can't help myself. Nellie showed on her blog, something is trying to grow, right there in Tenn. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

L. D. said...

This is a beautiful view of the snow covered forest.