Wednesday, December 5, 2007

First Snowfall....

~ "The cold was our pride, the snow was our
beauty. It fell and fell, lacing day and night
together in a milky haze, making every~
thing quiter as it fell, so that Winter seemed
to partake of religion in a way no other
season did, hushed, solem."
~Patricia Hampl

~A few remaining Rose's greet the snow...
and now wearing their cold white winter
blanket, finally say farewell....
But ... ~ If we had no Winter, the Spring
would not be so pleasant.
~Anne Bradstreet

Grey clouds darken
mountain snow.
~Michael P. Garofalo

~Winter, a lingering season, is a time to
gather golden moments ,
embark upon a sentimental journey,
and enjoy every idle hour.
~John Boswell
I was also given the Rockin Girl Blogger Award
from Jo ~at
Thankyou Jo!!
You have made my week!! :)
I will post it tomorrow!
Wishing everyone a Wonderful Month of December!!

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imac said...

Another great selection of colour and snow.

Last post of the east coast

quintarantino said...

Another amazing selection of colours and snow. We can see say your eyes are a awesome window to nature.

gaz said...

you have some stunning images here.
thanks for dropping by.

joey said...

Striking contrast, Cat ... wishing you a beautiful December.

Tracy Hall said...

What amazing photos you take, Cat! Just beautiful. Thanks so much for visiting!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful work, amazing contrast between the snow and the colors.

Kerri Farley said...

Absolutely beautiful shots!

Yes, we had our first dusting yesterday....I think ya'll got more than we did :)

About 9 years ago - I travelled 64 to 81 from WV and would pass Covington all the time (when I lived in WV). At that time I traveled a LOT with my job - so I was passing Covington every 2 weeks or so.

I have been toying with the idea of visiting Douthat State Park, which is over your way, right? My hubby went there more than 40 years ago with his family on vacation and loved it.
Ever been??

Naturegirl said...

Catherine roses is December is my hearts delight! Mine are pink!
The red berries against the white snow so perfect so pretty! Your quotes are wonderful and decribe the winter mood perfectly! :)NG

rochambeau said...

Your photos represent this time of year perfectly. Your words remind me that as we move indoors, this is a time of introspection and reflection.

Beautiful post!


Chica, Cienna, and Cali said...

oh the first snow looks so beautiful......magical :)

much as i loved the red on snow.....the grey clouds' collage is what i absolutely fell for :)

Cat, we intend to visit NC and Virginia in the third week of Dec (20th-22nd Dec) and drive a few parts of Blue Ridge Parkway......the Linn Cove Viaduct you think they will be open at that time of the year???

Alice Regan said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kinds words. I love your photo's, they are just stunning. I especially love the first one of the red berries and snow. Thanks again for stopping by, I'll be back to visit.

Barbara said...

Perfect contrasts, icy snow and lively red berries! Winter in this way isn't so bad at all! And I like - as always - your quotes!
Enjoy the lovely snowy winterdays!

Dirty Fingernails said...

you take such wonderful pictures.. I love the shot of red in the picture.. It has a strong presence.

Britta said...

Hi Cat, these are really amazing photos. It looks wonderfull, everything covered with snow.

Have a wonderful day, Britta

FO - 2 said...

Beautiful! :)
"Sugar" covered berries.

Have a nice weekend Catherine! :)

Anonymous said...

Tragã lá as lenguiças , as entrameadas , pinga da boa e rapaziada amiga , cas brazas já cá tã à espera ...
Tou-o cá aqui neste Bêco .

Atão proqui nã dã lá uma saltada , tã todos convidados pôrra .
Ê lá os'péro .

NeereAnDear said...

Sweety... the award is well deserved... you make everyone smile with the beautiful photos you post... your work as always is ROCK!!



bluemountainmama said...

lovely pics! we also had our first snow this week. i posted some similar pics a couple of days ago.

great choice of quotes, too!

Shirley said...

Hi there, Cat :-)

Ohh... great shots of snow with berries! Although I love plants I also really enjoy seeing them in all elements and the contrast with white and red couldn't be greater and is especially seasonal :-D

BTW glad to see you have been able to comment on my blog. I don't know what has been happening with blogger recently but I haven't received notification of a number of comments. Thanks for dropping by :-D

Sand said...

the red and white are just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Catherine, these photos are awesome! I'm loving the contrast of the red with the white snow and brown trees! lovely, lovely, especially the top photo.