...to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free....

20 January, 2012

grace notes of winter




It snowed a little bit last night.

Just enough to put a frosting of snow on the pines.

This morning, as I was looking out my bedroom window,
little gusts of wind sent some of that frosting into the air.

It's magical as it falls into the winter light. 

A diamond-misty wonderland.

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This is why we stay in Maine in the winter.





18 comments:

  1. Mike, Wow, what a wonderful shot!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I was wondering if it was a "you had to be there" shot! ;o)

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  2. wow! thanks for explaining this as i was trying to figure out if i was viewing a waterfall thru pines. :)

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    1. That's funny, Theresa! It kind of was a waterfall--a mixed media kind of waterfall! ;o)

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  3. Amazing photograph!!!! By the time I got home, it had all melted here in Rhode Island. I will have to do more snow dances!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Maybe the next few days will bring more snow. It's been a strange winter in terms of snow, hasn't it? Keep dancing! ;o)

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  4. I lived in Maine once, years ago, in China, Maine.
    I dream of living there once again, maybe even as a second home.....I love Maine.
    I totally get why you live there.

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    1. China, Maine is a lovely spot, Hilary. We had a friend who lived there while she was doing her medical residency. Come back! Thanks for your kind words. ;o)

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  5. Magical shot. But snow is why Gordo doesn't live in Maine -- in the winter or otherwise. And Gordo is why I don't live there either.
    I do miss the beauty but not the cold.
    Miss you more,
    Barbara

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    1. I know, Gordo--I didn't mention the shoveling (that I no longer have to do), etc. It was exceptionally beautiful this morning, though. I miss you, too, friend! ;o)

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  6. That is why I would love to live in Maine. Maybe just for part of the winter, though!

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    1. I know, Kate--one has to go all the way to Boston to visit an Anthropologie store--and not as beautiful as yours, even so. ;o)

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  7. I've just discovered your blog, via LifeontheCutoff's Blog. This is a wonderful photograph which seems almost to take us to faeryland. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit and your kind words. I, too, learned about you from Penney. Faeryland--I love the English spelling. We won't share that word with the snow plowers and the shovelers.... Come back again, and often! I'll do the same. ;o)

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  8. Dear Mike,
    A evocative photograph that reminds me of the stones and climbing walls of a place in Minnesota called Taylor's Falls. I so miss Minnesota where I lived for 38 years. I've lived here in Missouri now for almost three years and plan to put my house on the market in March and, hopefully, return to the state that became home for me. Like you, I love winter and its beauty and its sudden surprise of wind and the brush of snow. Thank you for reminding me.

    Peace.

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    1. You are so welcome, Dee. And thanks to you for your words, and for sharing your memories. ;o)

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  9. Truly a work of art! Fantastic!

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    1. Kerri--coming from you, that's high praise! Thanks so much for your kind words. ;o)

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