‘Sunday Thoughts’ ~ Winter Silence

“When the wind of winter blows over the uplands and moonlit spaces.  Come ye out to the waste of snows to the glimmering fields and the silent places.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

Good morning, dear friends.  I hope this finds you well and that you have been enjoying the “silence places of winter.”  It is truly hard to believe it is the last Sunday in January.  Time certainly moves along and the days are precious. 

This past week has brought snow to so many of us.  We received about 8 inches(a total of 2 storms).  When I looked out from the window, it looked like Mother Nature had dressed the garden in her finest white wool blanket. She also made certain to tuck all the corners and curves in perfectly. Everything looks so tidy.  I believe the garden fairies dance at night.

“(…) snow, like silence coming from the sky. ~ Louise Glück

Snow not only makes everything so beautiful, but it also makes our world seem much more peaceful.  Perhaps the silence does that.

“Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening. . . ” ~  Virginia Woolf

 

“It’s time to draw the curtains, shut out the winter winds, rest up by a cheerful fireside, and dream of the coming spring.” ~ Freya Turrill

Vintage Garden Book | The English Flower Garden

“In the winter, she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” ~ Ben Aaronovitch

 

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” ~ John Burroughs
coiour-my-world: “winter reflection ”
“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn, and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” ~ John Muir

” It was a full moon and, shining on all the snow, it made everything almost as bright as day.” ~ C. S. Lewis

 

silvaris: “ The moon by bekkenrita ”

 

 

 

Dear friends, thank you so much for your visit.  Know I wish you and yours a beautiful day.

And. . .

May the week ahead bring you love, joy and kind souls.

Stay well!

“The two things, love and snow, make the world look fresh again.” ~ Charles Finch

Amour, 

Sandra 

 

 

Images: Tumblr and Pinterest

 

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Rita C at Panoply
4 months ago

Happy Sunday, Sandra. We’ve sure had our share of winter in January alone! I’m looking forward to a warming of temps this week!

Sandra
4 months ago

Good morning, Rita. I am looking forward to warmer temps also. However, as February approaches I always remember my mom’s words, “Beware of February.”
Happy week, friend.

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
4 months ago

Beautiful. I am enjoying the snow photos from afar. I woke up to a balmy 38 degrees here in Naples, Florida! Quite cold for us. Happy week ahead.

Sandra
4 months ago

Wow, Penny. That is cold for sunny Naples. Surely, it won’t stay long. Have a good week.

David Noe
David Noe
4 months ago

Very calming ! Thanks

Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  David Noe

I am glad you enjoyed it, David. Thank you for taking a moment to comment and for your visit.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life

I like the phrase ‘silent places of winter’. There is a feeling of the deep quiet in a place where life is dormant, not lost or forgotten, but hidden away . . . safe for a season. Thank you, dear Sandra, for your restful post. We are enjoying a calm and sunny Sunday here today.

Sandra
4 months ago

Good morning, Brenda. My mom always said, “Winter is never long enough.” She thoroughly enjoyed the silence and beauty of the season. Perhaps, that is why I do too. I think somehow the snow comes at the most appropriate times when the heavens know we need a rest. Have a lovely week!

bonnie morgan
4 months ago

Beautiful post. The winter silence is lovely. Your photos are so peaceful and pretty. Your quotes are also.
I’m continually amazed at how you find such lovely quotes and photos.
It has been unusually cold all week for us. The pond nearby had frozen edges this morning.
We are eating a lot of soup and drinking hot tea! Have a nice week.

Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  bonnie morgan

Good morning, Bonnie. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. Soup and hot tea are made for winter. There is nothing more enjoyable. I am looking at the snow this morning and more is on the way for the weekend. I am set as I have several books asking to be read. Have a wonderful week ~ stay warm and cozy.

Pam Richardson
4 months ago

Good evening, Sandra. This is a beautiful post as always. We have had some cold temperatures, but only a brief little snow shower that didn’t amount to much. I do love the silence on a cold winter’s night. Wishing you a lovely week dear one!

Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  Pam Richardson

Dear Pam, we still have snow and more is on the way for the weekend. Snow gives a beautiful hush to the land and I think people respond to the silence and softness. Wishing you a lovely week and enjoy these quiet days, dear friend.

jeanie
4 months ago

What a beautiful collection of images today. I’m glad you are coping with the snow well enough. It is probably more of a novelty for you than us, although we’ve had very little (comparatively) this winter. We’re due on Wednesday, though — for how much, it’s hard to say. “Silent places of winter.” So lovely.

Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  jeanie

Good morning, Jeanie. Thank you for your visit and kind words. Jeanie, when I was growing up here, one could count on snow from late October until late March and sometimes even April. However, that has all changed. We have had really cold temperatures along with the snow. Snow serves as an insulator to the plants, but I am saying prayers for our lavender. Enjoy the winter days. Oh, I must tell you that you were correct. “The Gentleman In Moscow” does pick up and it is wonderful. I hate to put it down.

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
4 months ago

Happy Monday, dear Sandra! The photographs you shared are absolutely breathtaking. The quotes are so lovely as well. We are expecting a big winter storm bringing ice and snow to move in tomorrow. I hope it’s more snow and less ice. I’ve got a few good books to read, some inside projects to finish up and lots of tasty dishes to make. I am going to be grateful for a warm house, my many blessings, and make the best of it. Wishing you a beautiful week sweet friend!

Sandra
4 months ago

Hello, sweet Shannon. I am sorry I missed your comment. It has been a crazy week here regarding the weather. We had a great deal of ice before the last snow and then as it melted it made the ice worse. I hope you don’t see ice it can be dangerous. If you have a storm enjoy your books, your kitchen, and your projects. Have a great weekend, dear friend.