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Monday, January 25, 2016

Waking to Wonder


Recently we awoke to wonder - in the form of snow.  For me its like a gift of silence, and beauty. Of course living in North Carolina we don't get full blown snow storms very often so I can still view them as a gift of sorts.


 Our small pond is in there somewhere.  Where do the frogs go when it there's no dry landing and its 20 degrees outside? 



Our front light casts a yellow glow under its hat of snow.



It was still coming down when I took this and I wondered how high it would get.



There was no sitting on the bench these past days.  Hot tea, a good book, a bit of sewing got me through the storm.


The days are short
The sun a spark,
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.

Fat snowy footsteps
Track the floor
Milk bottles burst
Outside the door.

The river is
A frozen place
Held still beneath
The trees of lace.

The sky is low
The wind is gray.
The radiator 
Purrs all day.

-  John Updike





7 comments:

  1. A good book and some sewing - a great way to ride out the storm!

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  2. Oooh! Perfect excuse to do some of the things you love, safe and warm inside, but able to look out at a wonderland!

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  3. Looks magical, so long as you are inside and warm..

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  4. Didn't know you lived in Narnia! Love the Updike poem - so practical, precise and beautiful.

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  5. Peaceful Poem. Serene Pics. We were a little warmer yesterday with rain melting the snow we had and creating muddy puddles for the dogs to race through. I saw a news spot where the interviewer asked President Obama which way his dog would wear pants. I'm thinking on all 4 legs would keep the mud off their tummies but then I wondered how they would do their business...and if they even would! Stuck with mud in Northern Indiana.
    xx, Carol

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  6. So beautiful, Penny. Same here in NJ, but the rest of this week should change things with milder temps. So nice to enjoy before that happens!

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  7. "A gift of silence..." Doesn't that just say it all! Daryle

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