Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in the Northwest!






Winters Jewels

The dawn of day was witness to,
a transformation of the land.
The night had seen the change unfold,
unique creations of His Hand.
So many made, while slumber reigned,
no two alike, these crystals, white.
The billions softly touched the earth,
as breezes shaped them in the night.
The frozen-cotton, covered boughs,
as rays of sun climb winters hills.
To see the splendor made by frost,
on window panes and window sills.
The curvy mounds shaped 'round the trunks,
where blown about the feet of trees.
And leaves that peek through snowy white,
at wonderous winter scenes like these.
Their lives so short; a day or week,
or season at the very most.
To disappear when spring is nigh,
like figment of a vanished ghost.
But first they must adorn each twig,
and blade of grass and lowly weed.
Essential act required by some,
to germinate their precious seed.
And map the many tiny feet,
of creatures that have braved the night.
With fan-shaped swirls at end of tracks,
where birds of prey have taken flight.
To crown each post and stone and wall,
the royalty of winters scene.
Look down upon the snowscape, white,
approve each subjects bow and lean.
Then melt to slush and hang from twigs,
and drip and drop like tear-shaped jewels.
The tiny trickles congregate,
to create icy winter pools.
Returned to earth, from whence they came,
The same as you, the same as me.
Water to water, ". . . dust to dust",
perpetuates His Plan, you see.
~Nevin Hawlman~

"He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes."
Psalm 147:16


Michele said...

What beautiful sights! I'm so glad to get some glimpses of the farm, along with the other sweet pictures. And that poem gave me goosebumps... =)

Carolyn said...

You have a nice blog.I love the christening gown you made.Lovely winter photos also.
Thanks for visiting me today and leaving a nice comment.
Yes, our garden has been featured in a few Canadian magazines but no books.
Happy New Year,

Jennifer said...

Oh such beautiful photograpsh..and I enjoyed your poem. Could to "hear" from you again after the holidays..

Have a beautiful week!

Pear tree cottage! said...

I would if I could, just reach out and touch that wonderful white snow, yes if only I could. your photos are truly picture purfect.

It was so lovely to see you visiting my blog and the comments you left touched my know if ever you do find a time that brings you to Australia, we will be here waiting! (smiles) and at our little cottage tea is served to whoever crosses our harth.

See you again dear New blogger friend. Lee-ann

Lori said...

beautiful photos, what made the snow prints? looks like puppy prints.
we haven't had much more than flurries here, but that was weeks ago.

Technonana said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!!