A Winter Wonderland

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again. ~ Lewis Carroll

patternoflightThis week, winter arrived. An all day snow turned the world into a festive snowy wonderland that I could barely see during a slow drive home from work in the dark. Morning brought blue skies and golden sun and revealed the white fairytale forest around me. You might enjoy listening to the unusual arrangement of Winter Wonderland by Pentatonix (below) while you look at the snow photos – click on any photo in the mosaic to see a full size image. (All still images ©2016 Lynn Emberg Purse)

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~ J.B. Priestley

15 thoughts on “A Winter Wonderland

  1. What I especially liked was the juxtaposition of white snow to yellow sunlight. The white in front of gold. I very much appreciated the shot with the bench almost hidden. Were I to be a savage editor I would question the second image of the bench; I like it as a discovered gem at the bottom of the frame; something you have to search for. In all, beautiful, thank you.

  2. It’s that time of year. There have already been two major snowfalls (totaling roughly 15 inches) in the Chicago area and another one is supposed to blow through beginning this afternoon…followed by a brutally cold blast. I hope this isn’t the start of a four-month-long pattern.

    Beautiful images, not incidentally…

    • Kerry, winter seems to have started early here but you have gotten far more of the brunt of it. Friends from Chicago laugh at our weather 🙂 We had a major ice storm last night – ’tis the season. Stay warm and safe.

  3. Very beautiful! Winter arrived here about two weeks ago and now is in full gear! I like the magic – minus the snow shoveling ;(

  4. What a fun arrangement – we can use something light these days. I can see the joy you felt in that sunlit morning snow. I probably have to content myself with vicarious snow, and that’s OK (but the quotes are true too!). Sounds like it’s very, very cold now, so keep warm!

  5. What a gorgeous country to awaken to, Lynn! Thank you for the music and the tour, and blessings on your solitude, creativity, and gatherings this Christmas season. It was good to hear them singing, “Don’t worry, be happy,” even if I’m not quite there yet. 🙂 Gentle peace and all good…

    • Ah Kitty, music and the garden help me keep my balance these days, although the “don’t worry” part isn’t sinking in yet. But walking in the garden keeps me calm and focused on beauty. I wish you beauty in your world as well.

  6. It is a wonderland! Just dustings here so far…maybe this weekend as the cold just dropped in.

    What did you get for a new camera?

    Merry Merry!


    bobbie brooks distinctivegardendesigns.com FB under Distinctive Garden Designs


    • Hi Bobbie! I hope you get the pretty part of winter and not just the cold! It is bitter here today, with low temps and strong winds – brrrr. I’ve been using Nikon DSLR cameras for a while; I stepped up from a D600 to a D750 – it captures more detail but I chose it especially for its video capabilities, which are a big improvement. I’m hoping to shoot more video for my Penn’s Woods project this winter.

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