Simple Pleasures~ Brightness of Snow

>> Thursday, February 17, 2011

Being a Pacific Northwest raised gal I have never grown tired of the novelty of snow sense I have moved inland. I love how it brightens everything around. It helps with the winter blahs so much. Each time it blows in a new layer on the tired old snow it is all fresh and new again. I can sit by the window and get lost in watching the flakes come down. Sometimes big flakes some times small. Sometimes they come down fast and sometimes slow. I also love how our Lord decided to make it that there are no two flakes alike. All unique and all beautiful...just like the way he created us. I also like winter for the time to slow down and ponder, to think of things that we don't seem to have much time any other time of the year. I also like to take extra time this time of the year to stitch projects, which create more time to think. I work hard not to create too much business so I can soak up this time. Yes, I try not to rush this time and enjoy it for what it is.

.....Simple Pleasures is to remind me to stop, to look, to listen, to slow down and pay closer attention to the simple things in life. And when ever I do, I am never disappointed.

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marlece February 17, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

where are you from? That is where I from the Pacific Northwest. Bend and now Olympia...
Looks like lots of snow, looks like fun!

Canadagirl February 17, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

I am from Kirkland area. (o=

Anonymous February 17, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

Trying not to rush this time...I like this dear friend!

Enjoying each season with its own beauty.

Thank you for sharing your winter wonderland :)


Karen February 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

I too love snow! I'm in the south (MS) so snow is not common, but we did experience it last week. 4 plus inches! YEA! I posted about this. Joining you today at Dayle's for Simple Pleasures.

Shani February 17, 2011 at 10:45 AM  

Oh, how lovely! I too adore the slow pace of winter, and have enjoyed this one so very much. My thoughts are turning to starting seeds and planning our first garden, however, and so I know that spring is soon upon us. Enjoy every last fat flake, for too soon they will be but a distant memory in the heat of the summer sun. :)
Shani xxx

sarah February 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

beautiful photos....everything looks peaceful....

morningstar February 17, 2011 at 12:37 PM  

I love your photo collage! It is indeed beautiful. (snow!)

Sharity February 17, 2011 at 12:45 PM  

Beautiful, Mary, just beautiful! I'm always amazed at how bright and blinding the snow can be. I love it! We don't get enough of it though! Last week we were iced (some snow too) and this week we are pushing 80 degrees. Enjoy your beautiful snow!


Jasmine February 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM  


I'm coming by from Far Above Rubies. Thank you for your concern about my daughter.

Yes, I believe the head and the gut are one so the pain is related.

She is better today, and I'm cracking down on making sure she is hydrated, rested, and eating a good diet. We all got sick with the flu, so her delicate condition worsened this past week.

I'm hoping and praying the worst is over. Thank you for your prayers.

On another note, how have I missed such a delightful blog. Where have you been all of my life? ;-)

It's so sweet and lovely here. Your four young men are truly wonderful.

Looking forward to knowing you.



Antoinette February 17, 2011 at 2:59 PM  

What a pretty post! I love the way you laid out all your pictures like you did. Your blog keeps getting prettier and prettier!

Ms.Daisy February 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM  

What handsome boys you are raising as Godly men! You and hubby should be very proud of them. I, too, love to sit and watch the snowflakes fall. I live in the NorthEast and we have had our fair share of snow these past two winters! I am ready for Spring!


Simply Be... February 17, 2011 at 5:55 PM  

Oh Mary, this is gorgeous!
The photos are stunning - I just love the snowy collage you've made!
And your thoughts are so good, my friend!
We really should slow down and enjoy the rhythm of the seasons, and the beauty each one brings into our lives.
Watching gentle snowflakes fall, is a blessing to quieten the soul!
God's grace..Trish

Christine February 17, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

Mary, I do love the snow for those very same reasons. Sometimes the weather around us is just that--weather, nothing more, and it is ignored, tolerated, or complained about (by me). But the Lord sends His best for me each day, and that includes the weather! Snow is one of His marvels, and I thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)


Anonymous February 17, 2011 at 7:36 PM  

Beautiful photos, Mary. Even though we are enjoying spring-like weather this week, I still enjoy winter and the snow.


Anonymous February 17, 2011 at 9:42 PM  

The snow is beautiful, we don't get it where I live but I love the photos other people take and enjoy their snow. It's nice to slow down, take a breath and enjoy the moment rather than always rushing.

Mave February 17, 2011 at 10:06 PM  

I love the pictures of snow. I have not seen it so enjoy seeing it this way. Thankyou for sharing with us to slow down and enjoy what we have been given.

Janette@Janette's Sage February 18, 2011 at 6:36 AM  

Love your simple pleasure...we had snow for a couple of days and it shut down the city and schools for four, of course not our school since we home school, but everyone got tired of it that fast...we really don't know how to slow down...that is sad.

This was a good post for me to just find ways for us to slow down.
Can't wait for next weeks simple pleasure

Jenn4him February 18, 2011 at 7:49 AM  

It is in the melting stage or still so pretty and white? Those pictures are so beautiful. Do you ever have to shovel your roof? It looks deep! Our snow melted this week. I am ready for spring, though. :-) (((hugs)))

Joywriter February 18, 2011 at 8:05 AM  

I love Canada (we have visited Alberta twice; must see BC next time) and admire you to pieces for homeschooling your wonderful sons. And I love snow too, but I'm still glad it's 70 deg. here! (21C). Thanks for stopping by!

Canadagirl February 18, 2011 at 8:26 AM  

This year we are hovering around freezing. Sometimes a little below and sometimes a little above. So it snows and then melts and snows again. I wish it would stay about -10*C and stay there for the winter. It makes it easy to drive then. That way we wouldn't have to worry about ice, slush and compact snow conditions.

And no we haven't had to shovel our roof. So far with all the melting here and there. There has been no problems.

Kathleen February 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM  

I too love to watch the snow fall. I love how it transforms the plainest of landscapes. Your photos are lovely. Kathleen.

Kay K February 18, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

Love your pictures and about slowing down and looking at our simply blessings that brings us such pleasure

Dayle February 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM  

This is beautiful, Mary. It made me want to curl up somewhere and just slow down. I've always believed that winter's season was for that exact reason. Nature slows down, and so should we.

Great post!

Debbie February 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM  

I am finally trying to get around to blogs after battling a rebellious computer for days.

The main thing I missed was being able to see all the simple pleasures.

I love yours! Living in Georgia, we never ever have a winter wonderland like the one in your pictures. Our snow is fleeting at best. I think you're right about it being an incentive to slow down and just drink it all in.

It's like a snow sabbath!

Sally February 20, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

♪ "Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow. Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow." ♪

You are so right, Mary, the snow is beautiful. I just hope I still agree with you at this time next year. :) We are moving to central MN in a few weeks!!! (I still can't believe it...) I hope the snow is gone before we get there. I don't mind waiting 'til next winter to see it.

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