First Snow of 2012!

Yesterday here in Seattle it began snowing. Actually started off as a hail/rain mix, but then the flakes started to form, dancing their way to the ground, transforming the ordinary into a magical world. I love the snow! I grew up in Southern California so for me, snow is just the most beautiful thing. I thought I would take this opportunity to share a few pictures with you and a poem by one of my favorite poets, Mary Oliver. This first picture of our pond in the front yard was taken by my husband Brian. Isn’t it a fabulous photograph?! Here are a few of my small offerings:

Just some images from around the garden.

Here’s Mary Oliver’s poem for your enjoyment. Hope you are enjoying the snow!

Snow Geese by Mary Oliver

Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last! What a task to ask of anything, or anyone, yet it is ours, and not by the century or the year, but by the hours. One fall day i heard above me, and above the sting of the wind, a sound I did not know, and my look shot upward; it was a flock of snow geese, winging it faster than the ones we usually see, and, being the color of snow, catching the sun so they were, in part at least, golden. I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us as with a match, which is lit, and bright, but does not hurt in the common way, but delightfully, as if delight were the most serious thing you ever felt. The geese flew on, I have never seen them again. Maybe I will, someday, somewhere. Maybe I won’t. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that, when I saw them, I saw them as through the veil, secretly, joyfully, clearly.

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One Response to First Snow of 2012!

  1. debra says:

    Beautiful photos…must say that the tiny heart is my favorite.
    Loved the words you shared by Mary Oliver. I haven’t read her before but now I will, thank you for that gift!

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