Wednesday, December 22, 2010

While We Slept

Silently in the night, they came. Each tiny little snowflake a work of art in itself, falling secretly in the dark while we slept.  When we awoke, winter the enchantress had us captivated and under her spell once again.


We walked early and caught the aroma of Saturday breakfasts on the icy hush. And down by the stream I was blessed to  glimpse the shining blue of a beautiful Kingfisher. Alas not on camera, it was far too quick!

The snow has stayed and the children come in every day with rosy cheeks and sleep well each night from days of sledging. Presents are wrapped, mincepies baked and tommorow my little girl will be a teenager.

20 comments:

  1. mmmm looks yummie thos coockies!! awww the snow is verey nostalgic


    Ruzu._

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  2. One of the lines I always remember in winter, from an Arthur Ransome book is - just after the children have gone to bed - "... softly and silently, the snow began to fall..". It always conjurs up a shiver of excitement at what will be there when they throw open the curtains in the morning.

    Your pictures are lovely, and the mince pies look delicious!

    I hope your new teenager has a happy birthday tomorrow :-)

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  3. Happy Christmas and happy birthday.

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  4. Looks like your dreaming-of-snow was very effective. Very very beautiful.

    Hope your holidays are wintery white and wonderful!

    xxx

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  5. It looks beautiful but I have to say here we are glad to see it begin to go and we were able to get out for the first time today with the car. Enough is enough!! Hope your teenager has a great birthday.

    Jane

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  6. Isn't it quiet when snow is around, a blanket of silence, the wintry world hushed and waiting for your little one to awaken to her 13th year, in many faiths this age is truly an awakening. Blessings to her. Betty x

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  7. What a lovely blanket of white! I am still dreaming of a White Christmas (hoping and hoping for it). Your mince cookies look wonderful - and happy early birthday to your daughter! Theresa

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  8. Beautiful snowy photos! Christmas sounds like it will be cozy and delicious. And congrats to your "little girl" on her momentous occasion!

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  9. Beautiful post and photos, Happy Birthday to your daughter, I hope her milestone birthday is all that she hopes it to be and so much more.

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  10. Lovely post.
    Pass the mince pies!

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  11. Beautiful..... and still not much snow here, just cold winds and flurries. Seems you've gotten all the white so far! But I think its coming...

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  12. Your dream came true. What is it about a white, snowy world that brings deep contemplation? Bright blessings this Yule to you and yours and may your precious daughter have a wonderful birthday filled with joy. XOXOX

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  13. Lovely post it makes me feel very christmassy and the mince pies look yummy. Is it wrong to have a mince pie for breakfast? no didn't think so, coffee and mince pie here I come.
    Merry christmas
    Pene x

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  14. How incredibly lovely! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
    Cenya

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  15. Karen, what beauty and silence in the pictures? Our son just turned 13...bittersweet. Wish her a happy birthday and is that your home in the background of the picture? Goodness, how lovely!

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  16. what a magical sight that is! lovely photography, wish it would snow here...those cookies look so good! I used to think mincemeat was actually meat, lol!
    Happy birthday to your little girl:-)

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  17. Hope your lovely daughter has had a wonderful day. My youngest son had his birthday on Tuesday and we had a little snow left then but its all gone now - just icy cold. Hope you all have a lovely snowy Christmas and a peaceful and creative 2011.

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  18. You beautiful pictures and post are just magical! I hope you have very Merry Christmas and that your daughter has a wonderful birthday all filled with heartfelt memories you will always treasure.
    Warm wishes, Bonnie

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  19. Thank you all for your lovely words and wishes for my daughters birthday, she had a great day. xx

    The Happy Peasant...Amy... Good grief no, the big house in the photo is definitely not my home! I sometimes wish it was, but it's the local Abbey. haha :)

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