A Stroll in the Garden

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Winter 01-03-2022

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“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
― Mary Oliver

Winter 01-03-2022

“Draco’s like… snow,” said Hermione quietly, her gaze absent and distracted. “It’s cold and cruel to begin with, but it’s somehow beautiful, and you miss it when it’s not there. And if you hold it in your hands close enough and long enough, it changes. It melts.” ― Bex-chan, Isolation

Winter 01-03-2022

“…there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special, even though you know you’re not.” ― Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Winter 01-03-2022

“The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors; it had a way about it. A beauty. But I knew that, like many things, beauty could be deceiving.” ― Cambria Hebert, Whiteout

Winter 01-03-2022

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” -Nikki Giovanni

Winter 01-03-2022

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” -Attributed to John Boswell

Winter 01-03-2022

“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at, but unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” ― Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

Winter 01-03-2022

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” -John Burroughs

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

14 responses to “A Stroll in the Garden

  1. Oh Laura, you’ve outdone yourself in these photos and myriad quotes. I think your area’s snowstorm has opened up your creative juices in a refreshing way – enjoy the splurge!

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  2. Thank you so much, Laura! The camera is a wonderful thing…it enables one to capture God’s creations as much as we are able. And the words…also a powerful tool. 🙂

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  3. Beautiful quotes and gorgeous photos 🙂

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    • Yes, a fresh snowfall really is beautiful! We have another storm coming; it is getting mighty deep out there! 🙂

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      • You were dry for so long, this is good moisture. Isn’t it great to not have to go out in it? When my office became my piano bench the snow became much prettier 🤣!

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        • Yes…very good moisture, and I am thrilled not to be driving in it for sure! I am sitting here now, looking out the living room window and appreciating the beauty of last night’s storm covering what we already have. So gorgeous! Another big storm predicted for tonight, so Mother Nature is certainly making up for the last couple of years. Hubby is sore from plowing and shoveling and I am just spoiled. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful photos and I love the Frederick Buechner quote…so darn true.

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  5. Glad we didn’t get that! It’s only pretty when you don’t have to drive or shovel.

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    • We have had two more snowstorms since I took these photos. Lucky for me, I get to be warm and comfy and admire the view. I am blessed to be home, and I am blessed to have a Hubby willing to do the shoveling. 🙂

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  6. We NEVER have snow like that! Well not since 1963 (and I’ve only seen the photos of that as I was safely curled up in my Mother’s womb at the time!). It does look so beautiful and I love that quote about the silence that comes with snow – special here because we so rarely experience it.

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