Sunday, January 08, 2012

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

For just a little while this morning the world was pure and white, unmarked and magical.

A neighbour's cat made dainty tracks across the white expanse of lawn (not a very big expanse, - it is only a small lawn) investigating the bird feeders and upsetting Miss Callie no end, as she perched on the top of the sofa and peered through the slats of the blind....



The snow hung heavily on the everygreens that reach across the side fence


and through the kitchen window I followed the twisted  and unpruned branches that in summer
filter the sunlight from the west - still beautiful in their bareness and a convenient place
for quail and small birds to visit while I do kitchen chores....





Dorothy and Frank came for morning coffee, - we went to dress, and as we
stepped out the door to walk to church (Charles rode on his cart)
we heard the church bell ring across the snowy lane.



The plants in the garden shivered with delight!!  Finally, a beautiful
white coverlet to keep them warm until the sun resumes its summery task....

8 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A reminder of what we may still have to come in England. Everything is unseasonably mild here, confusing both plants and birds - probably cats too!

Penny said...

Looks lovely, I like snow, but perhaps not if I had to live in it. Visiting to ski was always a delight.

Wanda..... said...

You with your words and the snow paint avery pretty scene, Hildred!

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a beautiful post and such glorious photographs Hildred. The whole thing made me wish to be there with you.

fweakijam said...

I love seeing the world though your eyes...I think it is much of what I would see if I were there and could write the words with my heart. Thank you for seeing and sharing the beauty.

Merry

Hildred and Charles said...

Thank you for kind words, - it was a lovely snow, but alas, (or not alas) the earth has sucked it all up and we are various shades of brown again....

Merry, are you still making those marvelous videos of your family that I so enjoyed?

Barb said...

You have snow! I love the little quail. Church bells on a crisp morning - lovely. (I hope Charles didn't get stuck!)

Morning's Minion said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I confess to going into partial hibernation for a week and didn't reply to the comments.
I realized your names are familiar and that I have visited here before--I will return!
And, by the way, birds do remember a cat who has tormented them and they take what retribution they can!