Thursday, December 21, 2006

It's snowing!

sky writes a poem
spinning itself out into
sentences of white

Stock photo


Blogger alan said...

A "White Christmas" for you then...

May it be as wonderful as you are!


12/21/2006 11:31 AM  
Anonymous marja-leena said...

A white Christmas - you are blessed! Have a happy one.

It will be green here, sadly.

12/21/2006 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy white Christmas.
We had snow a few days ago, but it all melted away. Two Aussie boys are coming for Christmas and I so much wanted to give them some white snow.....

12/21/2006 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snow is the essence of winter, and a perfect way to celebrate the solstice. Beautiful.

12/21/2006 2:10 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Very well done!!! Glad you have the snow, would really interfer with my walking.

12/21/2006 2:22 PM  
Anonymous sage said...

oh this is good, really good...succinct; in its brevity, it speaks volumes.


12/21/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger charlie said...

Brrrrrrrr, but warmed considerably by the poem. Snow pics are difficult. This one is good and stark and unsentimental and even looks cold. Good stuff, mb, as ever :o)

12/21/2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Lovely. Lovely. Makes me think of all the things I enjoy about writing, and snow (don't get that much here), and winter light.

(And yes, Charlie, I can write friend Andy Spiegel will attest to that, as he's been the victim, er, recipient of some. But nothing like "kerschplitzelled"! MB, had I made that cake with a fruit brandy not rum, perhaps you could've spelled it "kirsch-plitzelled"...)


12/21/2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Lovely haiku and photo...makes me feel sentimental about snow...

However, I think I'd be just as happy looking at pictures of snow this winter, and not shoveling!

12/21/2006 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! How perfectly beautiful!

12/22/2006 4:03 AM  
Blogger leslee said...

Ah. Happy white Christmas!

12/22/2006 8:06 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Alan, I don't know if we'll be lucky enough to have the snow stick around that long. But I'm happy to have a white Solstice! Merry Christmas to you, too!

M-L, by the time Monday rolls around it may just be *brown* here! (At that point I'd envy you your green.) We'll just have to wait and see.

Britt-Arnhild, welcome! If it's not snowing in Norway, I'm not sure what to think. Enjoy your visit with the boys!

Robin Andrea, that's exactly what I was thinking. A beautiful Solstice.

Pat, thanks! The dusting we got yesterday afternoon would not have interfered with walking... but we got a bit more last night so you would find it a bit awkward now, but still doable!

Sage, thanks. The snow speaks volumes — I like that! ;-)

Charlie, "oh, but it's a dry cold..." Yon Glaswegians have much more humidity to contend with. Isn't that a great pic? Wish I'd taken it.

Lori, "kirsch-plitzelled" ... heh, I knew you could come up with something! ;-)

Firebird, yes, there are drawbacks like shovelling. But I do think if it's going to be this cold there might as well be some snow!

Pauline, thanks!

Leslee, I'd love it, but we'll see about the white. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

12/22/2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger polona said...

wonderful, mb!
we're in for a green christmas, though.

12/22/2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

How lovely is the photo and the ur words it is peircing my heart gently

12/22/2006 12:49 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

The sentences say nothing. The sentences say everything.

12/22/2006 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Becca said...

I love the last two photos. The branches against the white sky with your poem would make a fabulous winter card. Merry Christmas, MB!

12/22/2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Such an elemental photo. And a poem of perfection to go with it.

12/22/2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

awesome image!!! wow!!! you have such a keen eye!

12/22/2006 9:24 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

write away songs of silent white! Lovely photo MB!!

12/22/2006 11:43 PM  
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12/23/2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, everyone. I usually post photos I take — this one, however, is a stock photo as noted; I didn't take it. Glad you all enjoyed the post.

12/23/2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

the silent whisper of the word snow
falling ... mb lovely! photograph beautiful. :o)

12/23/2006 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a small amount of words that captures the imagination. Nice photo too :-)

12/23/2006 4:19 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Trinitystar, I'm glad you heard it!

M. Shahin, haiku is a fascinating form: its condensation can lend power to the image. If I'm lucky!

12/28/2006 10:27 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I love this 'spinning it out in sentences of white'

1/03/2007 10:40 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, Sue.

1/04/2007 9:47 AM  

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