Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Whispering Snow

Snow begins to fall one evening on the heels of Christmas day.   I witness in glee the promised drift of flakes through street lamps while my household soundly sleeps. 

Morning creeps in to reveal a landscape buried in foot-deep brightness.   
 My daughter grabs her Canon and tramples in slow motion through wonderland… 

Reindeer in sheep’s clothing

Footprints in the snow…
I thought you were supposed to carry me when the going gets tough!

Picnic cancelled
Tables frosted like tall wedding cakes 

America the beautiful 

The silence of snow
Music to my ears

Is it just me, or does anyone else sense the presence of God with more acuteness in the silence of snow, when we slow down the harried pace long enough to hear His whisper?
Yesterday, Glowingirl at Sugar Tails introduced me to this hauntingly beautiful song, Winter Snow.  
You came like a winter snow, yes, you did
You were quiet, you were soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

29 comments:

  1. I have often considered the presence of God in the silence. Very nice post.

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  2. These are awesome photos. I have never actually encountered any firsthand, but I imagine I would be in awe of it!

    xo,
    Casey
    www.blondebargainbabe.com

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  3. The photos are gorgeous! The snow is so beautiful and yes it feels like a gift from God. But I do have to admit I lonly like snow in December. Now I am ready for sunshine and warmth. :)

    Sweet Blessings~
    Jenifer

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  4. I am always glad for snow,glad when it falls and glad when it leaves! There is a certain quietness about fresh fallen snow,like the whole world is waiting, listening. blessings jane

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  5. I'm so glad you were blessed and inspired. Her music does that, I think. :)

    Beautiful photos and thoughts. And yes, I love the quiet of the snow. There's something peaceful and holy in it.

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  6. Beautiful pics!...and I love the descriptions...very poetic :) I love the simple and pure beauty of the snow..especially in the early morning, before many are awake...it can be a beautiful time for reflection :)

    ~many blessings,
    Jessica

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  7. Beautiful words and pictures. I am now a follower and will visit often.

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  8. Very Nice! Can't wait to read more! :) Did she take these pics? She is becoming quiet the photographer! :) We will see you on Friday! :)

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  9. If enough snow falls, even the ugliest of landscapes can look and feel pristine. If that is not a gift, then I don't know what is.

    Great post!

    http://timkeen40.wordpress.com

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  10. First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and making such a nice comment. What on earth brought you to my blog? You are such an accomplished writer that I am honored.

    Secondly, I just read your post and...WOW! Your words and pictures captured the beautifully elegant silence of a new snow...THANK YOU! A great piece to read just before going to bed.

    if you wouldn't mind. I would like to get your opinion on a couple of my posts. I am new at this writing stuff and could use constructive criticism. Numbers 20, 23, 26,38, 41,47, 67, 68 best illustrate my writing style. Ok, Ok...that's a lot, so, how about # 23, 38, 41 & 68.
    kt

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  11. The pictures look beautiful. That one storm was more than enough snow for the year for me. LOL

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  12. I love that top photo - pure joy there.

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  13. The pictures are stunning – the captions sublime, the sheep reindeer, the kitty in snow – and the others – all spoke volumes. And fresh snow does still things – you’re right.

    I wish I remembered the verse, learned it in Seminary, about the rain being there so we stop and worship God. It’s about how everything – EVERYTHING – animals, plants, machines, US – we all have to pause a little in the rain – and in that moment – God. I wish I could find it – it’s powerfully true.

    Thank you Debra for all of this today.

    God Bless and Keep you and all of yours

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  14. I too feel the presence of God, but then I live in Colorado! Great site luv it and am now following you if you do not mind!

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  15. Wow, the photos are really beautiful! I don't know snow and wish I could have snow-filled winter. We do get snow here but very little.

    It is amazing how incredible nature is!!!!

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  16. wonderful photographs and sentiments, calming and pleasing to read.

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  17. What a wonderful first read I have had tonight. Simplicity yet wonderfully captured and imaginatively written. I really like it.

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  18. Hi, Thank you so much for the kind statement about my son. I'm so proud of my entire family and nephew! I hope that he learns and continues to prove that he is ready to be a man! He has done great. I love your pictures. Teresa
    Tchoplin2009@gmail.com Non-Typical Mom

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  19. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images as to my chagrin 'no snow here... ever!'

    Cheers

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  20. Lovely photos and post! Your statement is so true: "Is it just me, or does anyone else sense the presence of God with more acuteness in the silence of snow, when we slow down the harried pace long enough to hear His whisper?" Wishing you many peaceful, quiet times to hear His whisper this year.
    Deb @ RaisingFigureSkaters.com

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  21. What georgeous snow pics! :) I can't wait to see what my kitty thinks of the snow. :)

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  22. You capture the wonders of the season so beautifully. Lovely post.

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  23. Beautiful photographs and wonderful writing!

    Jane

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  24. Beautiful. The snow. Your words. That song. All beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  25. Beautiful pictures & post! I love slowing down and enjoying God's presence. May we make it a priority!

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  26. What wonderful pictures, and a beautiful song to go with it!

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  27. Snow is sooo picturesque! Too bad I'm not good in handling the cold (since I'm from a tropical country). Great photos :)

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  28. I love the snow scenes and how you described them! I felt like i was with you in those scenes..;)

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  29. Always.


    In

    every

    single


    snowflake.



    and every single snowflake makes the blanket of snow we find ourselves wrapped in. for me it is another reminder that we are pieces of a whole.

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