Winter Views

Out of the bosom of the Air,

 Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,

Over the woodlands brown and bare,

Over the harvest-fields forsaken,

  Silent and soft and slow

  Descends the snow. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson


 Winter Views

 At last!  Snow!

 I visited some friends last Thursday, the day after our first snow, and captured stunning views out each window.










The dried  snowball blossoms of ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea catch the snow beautifully.








Rain chains provide dramatic interest.















A slanted tree trunk, some built objects–all capture snow splendidly.











A creative touch–birch tree logs arranged vertically in a striking container.







All kinds of rudbeckia bear diminutive, rounded, black discs that show off against the white snow.  Twiggy shrubs provide more pattern.



It’s always fun to create views outside our windows, but never more important than in the winter when we spend so much more time inside.

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5 Responses to Winter Views

  1. Judy Fishburn January 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m not crazy about the snow…but I suppose it is a necessity for a healthy spring….
    Pat, you and Jean gave a fabulous program yesterday at AAUW!

  2. JEAN MUNTZ January 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm #


    When I opened my drapes this a.m., guess what I saw?

    I’m so grateful for your support and additions to the program Saturday. What a great group of women (AAUW).

  3. Mary Alice Masonick January 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    The recent snow was welcome, beautiful, and made for excellent cross-country skiing at Burnidge.

    I am enjoying some of our winter visitors, the American Tree Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows.

    I hope to see Pine Siskins and Common Redpolls, if it’s cold enough for them to venture this far south.

    • Pat Hill January 17, 2012 at 8:31 am #

      Lucky you! My small city lot doesn’t attract many birds.

  4. Amy Muntz Dangler January 17, 2012 at 9:46 am #


    What BEAUTIFUL pictures you got of the winter scene at the Muntz Homestead. A nice view for me while I watch it rain here in PA. Thanks too for being there to help mom and June.

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