Thursday, December 10, 2009

Is it really winter?

It’s cold, but I can’t help but pause, and gaze at the frozen garden with dusk descending upon it like a soft blanket of quiet white cotton. The texture of the snow layers, glittering under the fainting sun, made for an enchanting world, and beyond this frosty world a red geranium is just the thing for a warm counterpoint—the image of our days in which we plunge from despair to hope.

May your days be warm and cozy, and all despair melt in the December sun.


  1. Hi Cielo, thank you so much for visiting me again, I apprecciate it... I went you your blog "in my garden" and wow girl!!!! your garden is amazing, and really enchanted as you say... and oh your roses, my god, how lovely!!! and you have such a veriety of them. I´m so glad we share same passion for gardening!!
    I´m selecting some pictures for my new post soon today, hope you like them... I would say is more of the same, but pretty though.
    Por què escribì en Inglès si me cuesta tanto?? la costumbre tal vez, mucho mejor en español!!!
    María Cecilia

  2. Cielo, this photo is wonderful. I love the contrast the flowers against the snow.

    Just beautiful!

  3. That is such a beautiful picture. There is just "something" about it that I can't put my finger on. I love it!


  4. My dear pretty the snow....the beautiful geranium adorning it....

    I do not have the snow but geraniums still honour me with their presence..........

    Winter has much to leads us to spring....

  5. Beautiful photo and an awesome make the world brighter

  6. The flowers again the background of snow is just stunning. I hope you are in and warm. May you have a Blessed Christmas Season. Hugs, Marty

  7. so happy to have hooked up with you again is our coldest day, too. I wanna be in my jammies all day and every day this winter, but alas ...

  8. Marydon Ford said...
    Cielo, my sweet friend, you whisk me away on another 'dream' ... On these days when I am not feeling well, it gives me such a lift to just sit & enjoy your peaceful bliss from within. Carry me on, Cielo ...

    Gorgeous post. I always take out fresh water for the birds when it freezes so they have a drink, & keep the feeder full for them. I love just watching them.

    TY for another sweet write.
    Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon

    PS Please join me on our new blog, the old one is moot this week. TY

  9. Hi Cielo, I am so happy to hear from you. I am having a hard time visiting this season. We have been out of town sooo much. Your snow is very frosty looking. I can only imagine 8 degrees. It is 28 here today and I about froze doing some Christmas shopping.

    Your are the best at finding something good out of everything. The red splash of the red geraniums is striking. Your garden sings even in winter.

    Love, Jeanne


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