Sunday, February 1, 2015

It Finally Snowed Impressively!

I am so happy. Being stuck inside a warm home, the wind howling, the trees and stems and spent flowers topped in snow, cardinals dashing from cedar to seed -- it is overwhelmingly gorgeous and energizing. When I get my full measure of each season I feel more complete, more whole, more part of my home. Today I feel a measure of this:

"All through autumn we hear a double voice: one says everything is ripe; the other says everything is dying. The paradox is exquisite. We feel what the Japanese call 'aware'--an almost untranslatable word meaning something like 'beauty tinged with sadness.'" — Gretel Erlich in The Solace of Open Spaces

Pictures of Saturday's sticky 1" of snow, then the last image of what is between 6-8" this morning.


Gaia Gardener: said...

So beautiful! We finally received some rain, for which I'm very grateful, but it's no where near as pretty as your snow! (It doesn't insulate either which, with the wind howling and the temperatures dropping down near 10 degrees F, would be particularly nice tonight.)

Victoria Summerley said...

We've had some snow here, but I don't think it even measured as much as one inch. However, it has made me feel as if I am having a "proper" winter.

Benjamin Vogt said...

You guys come over. It's 37 and sunny and as delightful as June out back. We'll have tea.