Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Blanket

Winter Blanket

The snow is like a blanket that
God spreads across the land,


Where wheat and oats and barley sleep,
Awaiting God's command.


It covers all the pasture fields,
And hides the grasses brown:


It gives the bare, gray willow tree
A clinging, wooly gown.


It wraps around a fencepost tall,
And covers up its head,


Then drifts along the meadow banks
To tuck the creek in bed.



~by Ada L. Wine

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16 comments:

Finding Normal said...

Gorgeous pictures! I was going to say, I know you aren't now writing poetry. HA!
My yard is now a red, wet mess. But SS says it is supposed to get cold again this week. Lord help me if it ices again. I have had E.NOUGH.

Mama H said...

Love the pics... I was sitting here reading thinking MAN, JDM can write some poetry!!! :-)
I've had enough of this cold, though... I am ready for warmer, longer days -- I realized that I've worked exactly 6 days since a month ago and no wonder I'm about to go crazy... OMG. I never thought I'd ever say this, but I am actually looking forward to going to school to teach tomorrow!

vanilla said...

Fantastic photos!

John Deere Mom said...

Deb-I cannot even imagine all the togetherness.
Mama H-I am not tired of the cold yet. But the frequent snow days do make it a little easier to go back to school!
Vanilla-Nice to put a face with the name. :)

Delberta said...

Great pics! so pretty.

Marilyn said...

LOVE the photos :)

Delberta said...

I too wondered about the poetry at first lol. My poems usually start with "There once was a man from..."

Sarah said...

What beautiful pictures!!! Love it! And send some of that snow down south! :)

Diana said...

Great colors in those photos! I love the white & blue contrast!

Shannon said...

These photos are lovely!

The snow we had last week... all EIGHT INCHES of it... is finally gone. I'm glad to see it go, but it's a little sad when it just starts to go away. Everything is brown and dirty and soggy... much prettier when it's a blanket of white!

Christine said...

What stunning pictures!!! I can't believe it. Love them. It inspires me to go ahead and tromp through snow out here to find something to shoot. If only I had snowpants, or the urge :)

And yes, I am back.... :)

Miss you!!!

Rebecca said...

Wow, amazing pictures!

Teri said...

Oh, so peaceful and calm. Looks like sugary sculptures. Beautiful!

Delberta said...

Update please.

Finding Normal said...

Ditto Delberta. You have all of this time on your hands and I can't even get a blog post. Really? Get with it, JDM!

Delberta said...

Seriously, put down the Kindle and write something.