Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Joyful Magical Snowfall








Saturday the Blizzard came.
Our good friends came past our place on skies,
texting me to 'look out my window' to see them waving...
I, lover of winter and snow, raced to get boots and coat on,
met them, talked and later we went to 
our new local coffee shop, and later yet to dinner,
I bringing the soup I had made just for the storm the day before,
and we had such a wonderful time
and I loved the thick snow drifts, the quiet of it
and felt so alive...
winter and snow, it does that to me...


The next day we ventured out,
unable to go to church that morning as our street was not plowed out,
and had a lovely exploratory walk 
and then came back in and had a
meal to eat while watching 1 episode of the Walton's, which
sparked a lot of conversation about 1937 and
how this episode dealt with it...


It was a lovely, cozy restful weekend and I am so thankful for it...


Today it is slowly melting away,
as NJ and NYC tries to dig themselves out...
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Today is also the leave taking of Theophany,
so I had tea with my new beautiful tea tray, as
we move towards our everyday blue and white dishes
or our simple cream yellow Fiestaware ones...
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A bit more beauty, 
for beauty is always needed...
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We are heading quickly into February, 
which is often a hard month,
winter still here, it often gets long
and I am determined to keep beauty on my table and surrounding us,
as we slowly struggle towards Lent and Pascha,
towards Spring,
towards light, summer and the seasons that come.... 

8 comments:

Paula said...

I was wondering how you guys fared with all that snow! Sometimes it's fun to get snowed in :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Your snowstorm was a beautiful blessing for you. Love the photos!

October Rose said...

Ah, the Waltons!

Winter and snow make me feel alive too. :) I love seeing your snow!

Heather said...

What a lovely snow-in you had! There is something so magical about a still, white world, isnt there? The air is so clear after a big snow. We still havent really had a snow like that here. In fact, its been closer to 50 degrees lately...ah well!~ I cant believe that we're headed so fast to lent!~

Michelle M. said...

Such lovely photos, Elizabeth!

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm glad it was so much fun! In my daughter's neighborhood in DC they had a very large snowball fight, which I got to see a short video of. I think it was nice for a lot of people not being able to do the usual things, and having time to just walk in the snow or watch a snowball fight...

Lisa said...

Beautiful!!

Martha said...

Tres Leches donut??!