March 1, 2009

the difference



What a difference an hour can make in anyone's life. In an hour the world can shift on its axis and life as you know it will never be the same again. Of course we all know it's not even a hour at times, it could be minutes or a matter of seconds. That's why it's so very important to enjoy the moments as they come to you.

This morning the snow was beautiful and soft. The blue light coming through the gray clouds was something that I have not seen in a very long time. Possibly 1993? I'm not a snow girl - I don't really like it, I think it's messy and troublesome, and it keeps me from doing things that I enjoy. But today, I just loved the fluffy flakes drifting through the trees and loved looking at the drifts of snow piled on the delicate dogwood branches. And I especially loved sipping coffee and eating hot cinnamon twists my brother cooked for breakfast.

Now it's melted off and green again* - there are flurries in the gusting wind. By the end of the week it will be in the 70's again. This is spring in the south. Ever changing and surprising. March came in like a lion today and I suspect it will bring a beautiful Easter next month.

Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday.

*update: it's snowing softly again - this time not as heavy and it will not stick. But it's peaceful and lovely - perfect for this quiet Sunday.

18 comments:

  1. well i for one was very excited to see snow today. In my book a perfect peaceful Sunday - so beautiful, white and quite outside, warm and cozy by the fire inside. yes the wonderful south well be wearing short sleeves by Friday.

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  2. lucky you...a little white blessing and then back to the green and warmth !
    I'm moving south as soon as I can !

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  3. We've had a wonderful weekend, sunshine, some warmth (although to say warm would be an overstatement). The weatherman says we're looking at snow again this week.

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  4. ah, lovely! i would love to see something so white&blue out my windows... though i do have my own blue--blue sky and sunshine. it was 80 deg yesterday, which is just a bit too warm for the last day of february! : ) thanks for sharing that amazingly cool photo this morning, char! : )

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  5. Here in the Adirondacks of NY our snow arrives by Dec.1st usually and it's late March before it's gone. We also get April snowstorms like the one you just had. I even remember on on May 9th back in 1977 or '78. Best word I can think of for me to describ it,... I "endure"...

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  6. We had snow yesterday but it did not stick either. It was just beautiful as it fell, the huge flakes drifting down and melting. I'm not a fan either unless I don't have to go out and have tons of food, a jigsaw puzzle and TV, then I'm happy.

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  7. oh snow. i haven't been in snow in ages. it is 85 degrees here today and just amazing!

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  8. It's snowing here, now. And yesterday I was wearing a long-sleeve shirt, no jacket... I like how you use this to illustrate how much can happen, in a moment...
    Reminds me of the song/poem "Wear Sunscreen"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwVVpwBKUp0

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  9. the side by side miracles really amaze me ~you did a nice job capturing them ~ ELK

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  10. I love these photos you took today...just lovely. Exciting you got some snow, maybe that means you are taking some of ours. =]

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  11. indeed - sometimes snow can be the incredibly soothing.

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  12. Ah. I missed this post earlier today. It's night now and snowing here in Maryland. I'm hoping to use our last snow day at school tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me, k?

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  13. what lovely nature images, and a beautifully written description too. I am a snow girl, but maybe that's because we don't really get it at all here - so I only see it when I'm on holidays somewhere beautiful. I'd love to live where you live... lovely. Mmm cinnamon twists sound delish too!

    P.S. I am sending our searing heat your way right now - trade me some of your beautiful snow?

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  14. snow is magical. but frankly, i prefer the 70 degress. :-)

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  15. Sometimes we enjoy life even without trying. In fact we enjoy it so much if we are not trying..I think enjoyment is a byproduct of being yourself..

    have a nice day everyone..

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  16. That is startling and really really lovely. What a wonderful reminder.

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  17. Hey, Char.
    I've been getting rid of my old textures and trying to find some new ones that don't have any stipulations attached.
    These are awesome, and she is generous. She says to use as freely as you like, commercial work is fine, too. Hope you like.

    http://sheisprettystock.deviantart.com/gallery/

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.