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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