Thursday, November 18, 2010

Changes In Nature...

"Astonishing changes present themselves to our view
in the kingdom of Nature."



Yesterday, the blustery winds brought with them
the first snow. Big flakes, mixed with rain, fell to
the ground creating, only for a brief moment,
a world of white.

And another first was the heavy frost that blanketed
the landscape overnight. Such a beautiful vision, that
I could not resist sharing a glimpse...


"Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare.
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the snow."


-Longfellow

8 comments:

Jane LaFazio said...

whoa! what gorgeous photos!! just stunning. Ah, it's 70 degrees here, but we do expect rain this weekend. :-)

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Thanks for sharing the beauty of your first frost!

Wild Somerset Child said...

Oh, this has me wanting to touch and hold and take photos and do all manner of things I would not have dreamed of, if you hadn't shared these glorious images. . It makes me think of Tennyson's 'Morte d'Arthur': "rain and hail and snow". I am glad you were well enough to go outside.

dewatobay said...

wonderful!

connie said...

beautiful photos... it looks more like a dusting of sugar than snow!

Melly Testa said...

beautiful!

Dianne said...

I haven't been around much lately... Your last two posts are just lovely...

Jill Berry said...

These pictures are so romantic, and dreamy. Gorgeous, reminiscent of old fables or stories.