Friday, October 28, 2011

first snow

snow morning
As exciting as the first snow is, I wasn't ready emotionally for it yesterday. Too early! Seeing how delighted my children were helped. Having the fire, a pot of soup, and a little last minute sewing also eased my mood... "I do love this time of year, I do," I kept reminding myself. We all went to sleep wondering what winter wonderland we'd wake up to. I was able to slip outside as the sun rose with my camera. It was in that quiet moment, with the stillness of my frozen breath, that I remembered why we chose long ago to make a home in the countryside, deep in a region where the seasons are intense and weather is always an exciting topic of conversation.
sunrise
The light is so easy to find and capture out here in the wild... and every step offers a new gift...
captured light
I'm sure it will all melt as quickly as it fell. This was but a reminder of the magic we have ahead of us.
frosted
I am off to finish up a cat costume... because what else would she be, right? Hope your weekend affords you (and me!) all of the time needed to wrap up those last minute Halloween details. Now to find a black zipper!
chilled pumpkins
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19 comments:

  1. I grew up where we had snow for months straight during the winter. Where I live now, we are lucky if we get snow for a day or two. Your pictures brought tears to my eyes because they made me realize how much I miss the snow. Get cozy and enjoy!

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  2. Wow! We haven't even started our traditional rain here yet, and you have snow already. I'm a bit envious I have to admit. Your pictures are so pretty, I feel as if I'm almost out there with you.

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  3. Being from Iowa we get a TON of snow and I am sorta looking forward to it this year. I had to resign at my job due to some back issues and this year I will be at home watching the snow fly and will cozy up in front of the fire. I am sure I will regret saying this....say come around january. I'll be sick of it!

    Enjoy it today while it lasts and before it melts....your photos are beautiful and I love the ones with the queen anne's lace.

    Hugs,
    natalie

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  4. I am so envious! Enjoy and I hope your weekend isjust as lovely! xx

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  5. I love the way the warm dirt melts the snow and leaves a pattern. I too am looking for a zipper for an Alice in Wonderland costume..gotta love Halloween.

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  6. We're expecting some snow tonight and I'm feeling far less optimistic about it than you are. For some reason this year's winter fills me with a sense of dread. I really don't know why, but it's there and I can't shake it. I will remind myself that there will be lovely moments though, and fun to be had, and soup, and fires.

    I finished up a little black bat costume last night for today's costume parade. :)

    Have a great weekend. xo

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  7. I heard about the snow on the news and said oh no. I think it is just this one time and then things will get to normal.

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  8. I'm too busy enjoying Autumn to be thinking about Winter! Hold on to your boots Mother Nature, all in good time!...hopefully she reads Maya's blog and holds off until December! ;o)
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  9. love the web design created by melting snow in the second image.

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  10. I was not ready for it either. And thank goodness it melted as quickly as it fell. I will be ready after Thanksgiving. It's amazing we had 70 degree weather last week and snow this week.

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  11. Ohh wow. It looks absolutly amazing. I love the first snow so much. I hope I get some snow this year!

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  12. Sweet photos. We have our share of snow now here, enough to go cross country skiing yesterday but I don't get the pleasure of seeing snow covered maple leaves ever anymore. Thanks for that gem of a photo.
    xoxo Kim

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  13. You captured the First Snow beautifully. I'm not *ready* for it yet either, but it will be what it will be.

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  14. good grief you have snow already .. wow .. I didn't think that would start for a while ! ( sorry I'm in Texas.. bit ignorant about snow :).. boy it sure looks pretty though , your photos with the light are amazing!!

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  15. beautiful photos! I miss the snow!!

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  16. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  17. Beautiful pics. I live in Brazil and sometimes it might snow in wintertime in just one or two cities further south in the mountains near Argentina or Uruguay. I love the light captured in the snow. It's really magical. By the way, down here we are in spring.
    Ana.

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  18. I'm not ready for any of that white stuff here, but you sure make it look absolutely gorgeous. :)

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  19. Maya, like you, I find myself emotionally unprepared for snow this year. It's will be here soon, I know it. And I also know that I will find it as exciting as the boys will. Beautiful photos.

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