Sunday, January 21, 2007

Mother Nature's Winter Quilt

Last evening we got our first beautiful snow of the season. (This is unusual in our part of the country since by now we normally would have had many snow falls.)

As I awoke this morning and looked out the window the beauty was overwhelming! I marveled at the way the snow covered everything like a lovely white silk quilt.

I gazed out my back window that overlooks the pasture and wooded area around our home and couldn't help but notice that nothing was stirring - not even a bird!
The snow lay pure and undisturbed! No tracks! Only a smooth soft quilt. It was as though all of nature was snuggled under it keeping warm.

I was anxious to get outside and take pictures before the birds and rabbits awoke and began looking for breakfast. I slipped on my shoes and jacket, grabbed the camera and out the door I flew!

The air was brisk but fresh as the snow seemed to clear the air of all impurities. It felt good to feel the chill upon my face. I felt like a child as I gazed upon the beautiful painting from Mother Nature! All I could think of was how Mother Nature knows how to please the eye. She gives us this beautiful white snow that creates a pallet using only white as her paint. What a lovely color! Then I thought of all the seasons and the way she takes us from one pallet of color to another.

As I finished taking my pictures the birds began to sing. They gathered closely around the feeders enjoying breakfast. There were may different colors and they were lovely as they hopped around enjoying the morning.

I silently returned inside the house and thought to myself, "The snow covers my home so I, too, will snuggle under Mother Nature's lovely silk white quilt."


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

I love the pictures and feel enchanted by your story!!!


Anonymous said...

Your photos are beautiful and your story is captivating. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful, and your story is captivating. Thank you for sharing.