Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shades of white, frozen or not



I look around...


Hard is the frozen ground.
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter.

(my apologies to Simon and Garfunkle) 


  Blizzards, wind and numerous storms rage across the states... My head is full of visions of white. I know it has a long time to run. I am long tired of this achromatic scene, I wish it gone. Never, never do I get used to this season. This season of alabaster, cold, ice, winter, white! 


wind blown snow of glaciate restrictions

  Tints of winter white surround my castle, trying to inhibit my movements. I will my eyes to find the beauty hidden here... 

 sticky frozen blanched fingers and limbs

   Youngsters, I am sure, are enjoying this weather. They do not have the worries of removal, heating and driving. They can enjoy the fun things that comes with snow. I wish to go back to those times of just running out to play, plowing down sled runs, digging out snow forts and getting all rosy cheeked with my children. A bit of age and health issues that likens to corrupt our bodies keep me from that joy. I can still watch, but not long outside in the frigid temps. My vigil is through panes of glass.

 speeding through winters blast

  It just chills the skin, deep into the bones. Not invited. Not wanted. And not just here, and in many areas so much worse. I should not be so whiny, as winter is covering areas that normally do not see shades of white! I feel sorry for them as I am sure there are communities that are not equipped to rid themselves of ice, snow and nasty hues of winter. So I cast my mind eye to visions of warmer times, and offer them to share.

lacy peaking petals

 dappled bridal white

submerged in a sea of white

Warmer memories to trick the senses.
   But still alert !

great white can strike anywhere!

Stay warm and safe my readers. I shall await to hear your stories told with or without words. Please grab a link and join or hop along. Comments welcomed and returned.







until next time ...









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80 comments:

  1. I've never been a winter person and I don't like the snow. It's beautiful, but it would just mess up my busy life. I don't want to plow before I leave to go somewhere. I don't want to be housebound. I think Hawaii would suit me just fine in the winter. Or maybe Florida.

    Stay warm honey. Big hugs from cold, but not white California. :)

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  2. I dislike the snow, BUT having small ones in school, I am giddy with excitement on the chance of a snow day! I am just as excited as they are :)

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  3. We are getting snow tomorrow. Maybe a snow day, my kids would love it, me not so much. I crave beach weather!!

    Happy WW!

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  4. Makes me feel cold just looking at the pics. :)
    Terrific shots. Love the green ones too.

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  5. What beautiful snowy pictures!!!! Stay warm! :-)
    Happy WW!

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  6. I love the snow! We're getting more blizzard tonight!
    Such beautiful shots!
    Happy WW!

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  7. No snow here, but still freezing cold! I alternately like and dislike winter. I love it for the cozy stay-ins, but I miss being able to wear shorts and flip flops and going to the beach. :)

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  8. SO pretty!! Happy WW

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  9. Looks like my front yard! We just got 3-5 inches today and it's sooo cold!

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  10. We have had snow all day and we are supposed to get it all night as well. To be honest, I am already ready for the sun!

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  11. I miss snow! I haven't gotten to see any this year. :(

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  12. The 2nd pic there looks like our outside right now! Snow white!

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  13. I'm tired of looking at snow here, but your flowers are beautiful and the jammy bottoms sticking out from under there are adorable, lol.

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  14. We got our first snow yesterday! too bad it is too darned cold for the kids to play outside in it....windchills below zero...boo

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  15. ok, I may be in the minority but I love the cold and I love the snow! Yes, I must heat the house and shovel the driveway and drive in it...and I still love it.
    No matter what the weather, I have to go to work in it, even in a state of emergency...and I still love it. LOVE IT! lolo

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  16. In two months, most of winter will be gone and spring will be peeking through. You can make it till then!

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  17. Oh I remember that weather well, but not fondly. I'm too old for cold.

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  18. So frosty I really like the second image of sticky frozen blanched fingers and limbs. I suppose winter has to beatuiful the way babies have to be cure, to inspire and give us patience and love. Our moments pass so quickly. We have to treasure them whether chilly or warm weather. Happy WW

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  19. I am with you. Not a winter person at all. We have another huge snow storm predicated for tonight. Ugh.

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  20. you forgot the white in Brett Favre's hair!

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  21. We're expecting 16+ inches tonight!

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  22. Brrr, looks like Narnia in the wicked queen's reign!

    Our post http://blog.lepak.com/2011/01/wordless-wednesday-cat-fights-paw.html

    Jennifer, I'm saying NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING!

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  23. winter seems to be a common theme this WW.

    I am dreaming of my toes in white sand...

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos :)

    Lynette
    xo

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  24. We don't get snow where I am. I love seeing these gorgeous photos.
    Happy WW!

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  25. WOW... Great series of shots!!

    Mine's up as well, today it looks at the 'Queensland Flooding'

    Have a great WW!

    AussiePomm

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  26. Looks very cold. Stay warm. :)

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  27. love the first photo... stay warm..

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  28. We are getting snow right now too. And great snow pics. Beautiful, but definitely can be not so fun too. Be safe!

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  29. I don't dislike snow, but I hate having to deal with it with dogs. ugh!

    Have a great WW!

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  30. Count me in as a "youngster" (which I am not) that does NOT like winter.

    This was beautifully written, btw.

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  31. i looked forward to the snow...
    the ice that is here now is most certainly NOT welcomed!!!!

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  32. We got snow yesterday too! I love the snow, but hate snowy days when I'm sick. :(

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  33. brrrrr this Florida girl could not take it!!!

    Thanks for hosting this WW linky . . . stop by and link up with mine too :)

    http://myfloridaparadise.blogspot.com/2011/01/wordless-wednesday-5-marvelous-meercats.html

    Have a wonderful Wednesday . . . Gina

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  34. Ugh I'm NOT a winter person despite living in Northern Illinois my entire life ha!

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  35. beautiful snow pics luv the snowman pants toooo cute

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  36. Happy Wordless Wednesday! :)

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  37. Snow here too, but I'm ready for it to melt! lol Great photos
    Happy WW!
    Kas

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  38. That snow looks an swful lot like what's covering my front lawn...love snow bit enough already!

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  39. Those are cold snowy pictures, but look lovely. Happy WW!

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  40. My goodness you have a lot of snow! A bit too much for my taste I'm afraid.

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  41. Love the last picture of the snowmen on the pyjamas.
    Happy WW

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  42. The snow does look pretty in your photos! I am not really a winter person either, I could do with out snow. We had about 4 inches over night. YUCK!

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  43. I love all the shades of white you shared from the snowfall to the snowman pj's.

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  44. I am not a big fan of snow either. I was when I was a kid but I guess I grew out of it! Happy WW!

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  45. Winter struck here last night too! School's cancelled and we're going snowbaording!

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  46. Hello Grammy, I am new here and a new follower. I have never seen snow as I have always resided between Miami and the Caribbean, and only travel in the summer. But I love your snowy pics, very nice. I hope you get to swing by and return the follow.


    Lisa @ Lesapea xx.

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  47. As much as I don't like the winter, I finally leanred how to enjoy the beauty of it and now I amazinlgy get a buzz from wandering on cold, wet, windy or snowy days. We however just don't get enough of the white stuff in London.

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  48. Those top picture are gorgeous!

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  49. Brrrrr....very chilly. We got some snow last night. My husband was all afraid of the commute this morning and taking our daughter to school. But in typical Vancouver fashion, the rains have come, bye bye snow :0P

    Happy WW!

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  50. I like the white, but we didn't get any yet. It's so pretty until it's on the side of the road and looks dirty!

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  51. That is why I live in the south! I like snow-but only for a day or two and then I want it GONE!

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  52. winter can be so beautiful but that looks way too cold for me to handle.

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  53. Hopping over to your wonderful blog.l What a great post! Hugs, Katherine

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  54. It's "cold" here in FL, but no snow. From these pictures, I might just be missing out on something great :)

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  55. I am not a fan of winter myself...I totaly live in the wrong state. I am counting the days till I see the first Crocus peeking out!

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  56. Your views look similar to mine...except we are in the midst of a big storm at the moment so minus the pretty flowers that you have. Thanks for hosting today! Have a great day! Candace

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  57. Those pics make me so cold and we were spared the snow here!

    www.texastypeamom.com

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  58. New Follower here from hop. I left my link. Thanks.
    http://grandma-sez-so.blogspot.com/2011/01/wordless-wednesday.html

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  59. I love looking at the white stuff. Feeling the cold--not so much!

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  60. My WW this week is a winter hiking photo. As beautiful as it is, I too think of warmer weather to come. I really like your "sticky white" photo of the snow covered branches!

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  61. It looks so cold......brrrr..........

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  62. Your words express the thoughts and feelings of many of us this month.

    Hope that we can all cheer each other with our lovely photos every week.

    Joanne

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  63. I truly love all of the snow photos! I did the same :) I'm a new follower and would love for you to come visit.

    I'll have a hop tomorrow so be sure to link up :)

    xoxo
    Kate
    http://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/

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  64. For not liking snow, your sure got some great shots of it! And those legs sticking out from under the bed... priceless!!!

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  65. Beautiful shots, I love the series!

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  66. Oh those are beautiful pictures!!!

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  67. Me no likey Winter time, beautiful photos and happy WW to you!

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  68. Thanks for commenting on my blog (www.texastypeamom.com) and all of your kind comments! I'm your newest follower!

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  69. Hello,
    I'm a new follower from Tuesday hop. Nice snow pictures. Please stop by and follow back.

    http://alittleoftheother.com

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  70. I heard that there was snow in 49 of the 50 states today, including Hawaii!

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  71. HI Faye..Such a wonderful post...great writing...fabulous photos..and such beautiful garden photos too..so uplifting and inspiring!
    Have a fabulous day!

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  72. Beautiful pictures - I love snow but despise ice. I enjoyed the garden pics too - lovely.

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  73. It's beautiful! Though I must say you're making me long for summer, showing your lovely flowers.

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  74. Beautiful photos, cold but beautiful. We have been having major floods here in Australia & it's supposed to be summer, even had some flooded areas here in Tasmania yesterday & today. Maybe snow isn't that bad after all

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  75. My world is covered with white stuff, and still coming!

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  76. I LOVE Winter. I hate the heat. LOL It's on my bucket list to see snow fall and live in a place that actually has all four seasons.

    Yes, I'm weird.

    I find beauty in the snow. I may be one of the few that do, though. I see prisms of color, the hope & promise of renewal and just plain awesomeness at how snow makes things look so peaceful.

    Stay safe & warm, my friend.

    PS: not sure if I can sign either of your linkies...I didn't do WW & I'm not sure what the Blog Hop is about. LOL

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  77. Winter is so gloriously beautiful! Albeit a bit chilly, lol.

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  78. I could do without the snow. Last year was horrible. This year much better so far. (I probably just jinxed us) BTW My son has those same PJ's and my daughter has matching pink ones.

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