November 22, 2008

Silent, Soft, and Slow

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.
      - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowSnow-Flakes 

Bit early for snow storms like this for Western Pennsylania.  3" more over night and 17F when I got out of bed this morning. Brrrrrrrr.....


Far Side of Fifty said...

You got snow! Merry Christmas! We still only have a dusting! :)

Slug-A-Bed said...

Beautiful snow and poetry.
Thanks for the grass advice.
I believe the trailer incident was driver error, I didn't get the full story yet. Probably didn't double check that things were secure. Very scary! It could have turned out so horribly. One more thing to give thanks for.

LadyFi said...

Love the poem - and the snow! We're knee deep in snow over here in Sweden.. YIPPEE!

Claudia's thoughts said...

Down in Allegheny County all we got was a dusting and icy patches. It is 17F here too. Just found your blog, I like the pics and poetry.

My brother has a Jack Russel Terrier who is 15, he is starting to slow down a bit.


Neas Nuttiness said...

Awesome - truly awesome. Both the picture and the poem. Makes me want to curl up with a quilt, some cocoa, and a good book.

By-the-way, my husband lived (and worked) in Boyertown, for over a year. He would fly "back home" for the weekends. He stayed at a wonderful B & B called the Twin Turrets.

Should you every want a weekend "getaway", I would highly recommend this place (if it's still owned by the same person)!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I should have mentioned the ownners name - Marianne Deery.
At the time that dear husband was there, she was the mayor. Wonderful woman, and a great cook.

Miss America (don't remember what year) stayed there once. I always teased my husband about sleeping in the same bed as Miss America.

DVM's Wife said...

What a pretty framed picture. That is about how it looks around my woods too.
Then I noticed the corgi dog and thought, "Awww, how cute, looks my Ruby dog." Then realized it was! Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog! That's so cool!

carrielt said...

Very pretty! I wish our snow storms were like that. We usually have 30 mph winds with them!

shesmarriednow said...

AHH!! I am so excited for snow! I keep hearing that western PA has been getting it. So tonight, I am hearing eastern PA is getting a few inches! I cant wait!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful photo ! Of course we don't get anything like it in Africa, so I found the photo fascinating and surreal - thanks for sharing :)