Snow Works Quietly
It is absolutely amazing how snow can transform a landscape, especially the first snow, so pristine and beautiful.
The snow can make things of little interest, beautiful. It can turn ugly into stunning. That is when you get more than flurries. Our first snow was but flurries and I had to rush out in the morning before the wind or sun dispensed with it. I also had to post it in a day and a half after Welcome to Wonderland – The “Good and Bad” of the Insect World, before its time has passed.
Posted for no other reason than a few thoughts about snow came to mind. Yes, snow can be dangerous, dreary, messy, and destroying. Tonight has predictions of 7 inches of the white stuff before morning.
It works in silence most often, falling in the still of night, where the morning brings the big surprise.
The lavender below and rose above have limited time left. New buds on the rose likely will whither. The parsley is on its side covered in snow, tomorrow it will be buried.
Did you ever notice how snow in its silence and stillness quiets a world filled with humans that make too much noise? Our daily lives clatter with so much noise that it amounts to toxicity of the soul.
I love snow for how the streets quiet down. The sounds of nature are what I prefer, the chatter of squirrels and Blue Jays, the song of Cardinals.
Flurries are welcome, but snow can come like a mighty storm, with wind and strength. Each flake a ready soldier of many armies. Did you ever wonder how plants and animals view snow?
I bet they like the quieting of us!
Wrong lens and enlarged many times, but I still caught a single snowflake falling along with a tiny one inch leaf… I am sure there will be many more to follow before next Spring.