Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

"So all night long the storm roared on:
The morning broke without a sun:
In tiny spherule traced with lines
Of Nature's geometric signs,
In starry flake, and pellicle,
All day the hoary meteor fell,
And, when the second morning shone,
We looked upon a world unknown....."
SNOWBOUND John Greenleaf Whittier

Many of you probably lived through the same storm, but I took a few pictures of my back yard and I thought I would send them out to those of you who live in warmer climes to see. I also included a picture of the geraniums which I rescued prior to the storm and saved a touch of summer.


Bernie said...

Oh it looks like a winter wonderland in your my yard too only it's a freezing winter wonderland......:-) Hugs

Wanda said...

You really got some snow Bernie, we got the high winds but not much snow to go with it. Your geraniums are lovely, glad you saved them!

Anita said...

That makes me cold just looking at it!
Beautiful geraniums.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

I'm sure this is more beautiful to me than you. I really miss the snow around christmas. Build a snowman for me.

Gail said...

The scenes are beautiful...from a distance. I love the flowers but don't want the snow.

Wander to the Wayside said...

How beautiful! That's one of the things I miss about living in Colorado - the snow. We didn't get any here in northwest Georgia, but it will be in the low 20s tonight. I hope you're bundled up nice and warm in front of a roaring fire! Love the geraniums - I brought in the one big one I had on the front porch, but don't know if it'll make it all the way til summer.

GooseBreeder said...

Keep cosy Bernie,what a storm,makes me shiver to look at all that beautiful snowy dusting and deep lying snow.It really is Winter now for you and you have your gorgeous geraniums to warm your heart.Happy Christmas!

Frank said...

What a beautiful contrast of summer and winter all in one post. Geraniums will survive until summer which is why I like them so much. Stay inside and warm.

Studio Sylvia said...

How wondrous to have this outside your door. We don't experience snow in Melbourne - a very unusual phenomena.
First time to your blog and I enjoyed the visit. Thank you.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Still impressed by your blogging at 84. Keep it up.

Deb Shucka said...

That's a jarring contrast - the snow and the geraniums. While the snow is beautiful, I'll take the bright cheer of the flowers any day of the week (plus the sunshine they flourish under).

Nancy said...

It looks just like here in the Sierra's! We have about two feet. And cold! The skiiers over the holiday are going to love it!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Oz Girl said...

We are so fortunate - no snow yet!! But the snow looks absolutely beautiful at your place, as do the geraniums that you saved. I'm sure they add quite the bright spot of color in your house. :)


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