Saturday, February 23, 2008

White Into the Night

I thought I would post a photo of the winter wonderland we are experiencing. I love it when the roads are black and the snow has not melted. The pine trees are dressed in their lush and heavy winter white, glistening not only the lilting light of the day but the luminous nightly moon, illuminating everything.

When I come home late into the night, I feel the resonating quiet of the cold air and my eyes dance over the moon lit snow, under the dresses of luscious conifer which at times sway to the whispering musical wind that makes it way through from the north.

There is something special about a snow covered earth. It is as if it's a magical wonderland that beckons you to revel in it's purity. The slender icicles harbor the reflective light tossed to it from the snow below and I remember that as a small girl I would not hesitate to pluck one from its perch and slide it into my mouth, drinking the cold, refreshing drink it became.

The air is crisp yet warming; I feel it's cool caress and am able to welcome it into my lungs, refreshing my sense of smell as it passes.

A slight wind rustles my long hair and kisses my now rosy cheeks. My eyes widen to take in the beauty of the white night as I look at familiar surroundings, remembering the past.

As I turn my back to this wondrous landscape to enter the warmth of my home, I think of how lucky I am to have partaken, if ever so briefly, in the virginal beauty of such nights.


tfg said...

So, in other words, it snowed?

The Charming Hedonist said...

I miss snow! It looks wonderful.

Glamourpuss said...

How pretty. Snow is magical.

Lucky girl.


Gucci Muse said...

TFG- Ah, yes!

Charming-it is really beautiful.

Puss-moonlit snow is magical.

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

I moved away from the snow. If I were to write a similar post it would tell of the whipping, icy winds and having to dig my car out of the drift that had formed over it during the night.

History aside, you make it sound beautiful.

Gucci Muse said...

IF, I know what you mean, and I don't like that part of winter at all-but on those days, a rich velvety hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows does the trick-and thanks for the compliment!