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Peaceful Snow Day

Yesterday we had the most lovely snow day.

The woods were simply begging us to come and explore.

We had new trails to find and secret passageways and hideouts.

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
George Washington Carver

There were tracks to follow.

And tracks to make.

Occasionally, the wind blew mini blizzards of snow around us.

And then the sun returned and the sky gleamed blue.

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There were hints of Spring.

And reminders of winter.

We made wonderful memories.

And then, there were the snowy camellias.

I got a little swept away by their color and beauty.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e.e. cummings

It really was a magnificent day.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

I linked this post to Foto Friday over at Household 6 Diva.  


  1. Nice, I felt like I joined your journey. I can't believe there are flowers out already!

  2. Simply beautiful! It's really neat that you experienced so much nature during the week that the daily mass readings have centered around God creating our beautiful earth. Thanks for the awesome pics!

  3. Wow. Tank you for that journey. I love this post, and your pictures are beautiful!

  4. Whoa, Momma! Beautiful. Gorgeous. Awesome photos of Mother Nature in all her splendor! The boys looked like they had the time of their lives! And it appears by the looks of your new-found-hidden photography talent, you had the time of yours, too! The quotes in between photos were perfect. Thanks for brightening my morning! H2U

  5. Wow! These are beautiful. It looks like a very fun outing. The snowy camellia is stunning.

  6. Oh those poor little flowers! C'mon sunshine and warm weather!
    (Although - your trekking through the woods with the snow on the ground looked super fun!)

  7. Absolutely beautiful photos. And looks like so much fun :) ~Alana~

  8. Beautiful shots! I love how you captured how beautiful winter can be!

  9. Wow- each one just really sucks me in & captivates me there for a while. That second one has such a cool perspective- but they are all so good.

    My son like that he has the same orange sweatshirt :) Funny what they notice.

  10. Love your snow covered flowers!

  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of the pink flowers! They are absolutely gorgeous with the snow! The detail you were able to capture is also wonderful!

  12. Great photos! That looked like such a fun day. :)

  13. I was a little swept away by their color and beauty too. thanks for sharing your snow day. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  14. What lovely photos and super boys! Clear blue skies and cold crisp air- my favourite kind of day. Thank you for posting them and for your kind comments.

  15. they are so beautiful! thanks for sharing...

  16. Wow! Thank you for allowing us this glimpse into your beautiful day! I could almost "hear" the "silence" and feel God's presence just by reading your lovely thoughts and seeing these glorious photos!

  17. beautiful day.. thanks for sharing them with us at mommy moments! :D

  18. Such beautiful photos... thanks for sharing.


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