Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Through the Window by Susan L.

  We had a dusting of snow last night. It's the first snow in quite a while that's amounted to anything. It's been an unusually warm winter. It's nice though. This ole Canadian isn't sick of the sight because I've only had to shovel the driveway once this year.
  The kitchen window view has rather taken my breath away. Every tree branch, every twig is adorned with icing sugar. The front yard hasn't had any bunny parties so the snow is pristine. It's a bit rumpled and bumpy like a linen quilt hastily thrown on a bed. It really shows that the ground underneath isn't very even.
  There's not a breath of wind. The tree sentinels across the road are as stiff and rigid as London Beefeaters.
  Small clumps of snow leap off their perch as the temperature slowly warms. They land with a  "thud" only heard in the imagination. A sparrow lands amidst a mini-blizzard fanned into life by its wings. I guess the squirrels are tucked into their leafy nests enjoying cuddles and hiding from this gentle reminder that, yes, it is still winter. They haven't really hibernated this year. It's been too warm.
  The sky is a soft gray, diffusing the sunlight so that everything glows as though it were twilight.
  The sanded, salted, unplowed road looks like a strip of beach stirring memories of ocean views and treasure hunts. Cars race by in a sudden flurry of flakes set free from the earth with no option but to fall once again. I wonder...are they disappointed because they can no longer soar through the heavens?
  I am thinking too, that each of these snowflakes is unique. There must be billions of them out there. What an amazing gift the Creator has given us!
  "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thes 5:23

4 comments:

  1. Nice pic, especially in black & white!

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    1. I hate to disappoint you, the picture is actually done in colour! A gray day for sure!

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  2. Susan, your description is so brilliant. I love it. You paint with words with the same skill as your brush or pens! :)

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