Snow Designs

“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, Through the Looking-Glass

 "The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. 
You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, 
and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"  - J. B. Priestley

"Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; 
no matter how deep the stain of your sins, 
as freshly fallen snow."  -  Isaiah 1:18

The intricate design of the humble snowflake never ceases to astound me. 
My photos can't do justice to these crazy-amazing bits of beauty that fall 
from heaven like miniature gifts and promptly melt 
away—how unbelievably lavish!
Numb fingers and a runny nose were small prices to pay for 
seeing such holy artistry up close.

Did you get out in the snow today? 


Jenny said...

I went for a lovely walk yesterday in the snowy landscape . The temperature was cold enough to keep the snow dry, but with no wind, it was very comfortable. A perfect winter day. I enjoy the way the snow muffles sound and smooths all the rough edges of things. And when the sun shines on the snow, a myriad of colours sparkle. Winter is a special gift in the clean countryside.

Susan Simpson said...

That sounds magical, Jenny! I agree—winter is a special gift.