Wishing For Snow!

Here is an old post that I dusted off...but it is as true today as it was then.

I know that most of you are buried in snow but down here in Texas we have been in drought. It has been so dry that the ground is like powder. We did finally get some ice this past weekend but not nearly enough moisture from it to heal the land. I have been so longing for snow or rain that I pulled out some of my pictures from last year when we got a few inches of snow. I went out to check on the ducks that day expecting them to be all snug in their shed only to find them out waddling around in the white stuff.

Ducks in Snow What is it about snow that makes the world seem almost silent?.

Beautiful Snow Picture
I love how it coats everything making it seem clean & beautiful. The beauty almost takes my breath away.

Beautiful Snow Scene
The snow seems to cause everything to look softer and the flurries in the air makes it seem misty & ethereal.

Pretty Snow
My prayer garden looks so different. Gone are all the bright colors with one swift stroke of The Lord's paintbrush, He paints it white.

Beautiful Snow PictureHe coats the trees with fluffy white frosting.
Pretty Snow image at Texasdaisey home
Even my footsteps are muffled as I trudge thru the snow. Do you suppose it is so that we will look about us & notice the beauty?

Beautiful Snow Image Colors become muted, details changed, sounds muffled.
Beautiful Snow ImageI just love how each tiny little thing is coated in white, even the fence gets frosted.
Beautiful Snow PictureEven my broken thermostat responds almost as a sign of respect.
Beautiful Snow images, Yaupon Holly Trees, Texas, red berries
The trees bow down. How beautiful is the world around me. I feel joy when I look at these pictures & remember the breath taking beauty of that day.

Originally published Jan 29, 2009
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Meems said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks so much for stopping by Hoe & Shovel and leaving your nice comment. All your snow pictures are making we long for snow. Now that last week's freeze killed so much of my garden it might as well go ahead and let the pretty stuff fall... although it never does snow here... we would know things were really out of sync if that happened.

I'll just enjoy all your photos from last year with every little thing covered in the pretty white.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Stacey said...

Our snow is about gone in Edmond, Oklahoma. It was about 1/2 inch of precipitation which we too really needed. Today is warm and the plants look revived.

Nancy said...

Hi Debbie,

The world's weather is certainly changing. We too are in drought conditions in San Diego. It's scary if you love to garden.

Your pictures and blog are very sweet.

God Bless!


Wanda said...

I feel the same way about snow. I love it. I know it can cause a multitude of problems,but it has it's place just like all of God's creation. We had the worst stom in 40 years here in December but I enjoyed every day of it. I hope you get rain, and there is still time for snow, winter isn't over yet. TTFN

shirl said...

Hi there Debbie , Great images of your garden :-)

Perhaps you’ll get some of the white stuff soon. I never considered that you might have a drought there at the moment. Overnight the UK has had a good snowfall – you are most welcome to some of it ;-)

Have a great week :-D

Dave said...

Beautiful pictures of the snow. I agree snow definitely seems to quiet the world giving us a peace and tranquility we don't always get to enjoy. Here in TN they are calling for some white stuff tonight and tomorrow.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Thank you for stopping by Robin's Nesting Place and leaving your comment. As much as I'm tired of the winter and snow right now, I'm very thankful for the moisture. We had drought conditions a couple of years ago and it was terrible. I hope you get some rain for your garden soon.

Connie said...

Beautiful snow scenes!
Yes, snow can be magical... but after it's on the ground for a few months I just want it to go away and see green again. :-)
You have the beginnings of a very nice blog here...will be back to visit you, and your garden.

Sit A Spell said...

The snow does have that calming silent effect...doesn't it. Our foot of snow has melted down to 8 inches...off to colder temps tonight...15 I think.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Beautiful pictures. So peaceful and serene. We seem to never get snow anymore, but I have felt that stillness you are talking about.
We need rain so bad...maybe later this spring..

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Debbie, Your photos are lovely. Thank you for your comment on my blog and sorry it's taken me so long to get back with you. I'm glad that you are following my blog and I'll do the same so I can remember to stop by from time to time! Take care:) Jan