Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Just A Few Flakes..."



...to celebrate the magic of the first winter snowfall
today
back "home" in Sycamore, Illinois.
(I just saw the Facebook photos of JGL's backyard...
it is a wonderland! )
Ahhh...
those first gentle snowfalls...this is a time
I really miss the Midwest...:)
However,
interestingly enough...
a serendipitous southwest snow encounter
occurred as
my brother and sister and their families
drove up to the high elevation
of "rim country"
here in Arizona to cut down Christmas trees
today!
They found gorgeous deep snow, beautiful trees,
and 50 degree temperatures.
(And...I just know...
the little ones were in "snow angel" heaven!)
Me?
I chose to stay down here in the west valley...
at a balmy 75 degrees,
no snowfall...
(just a few (watercolored) flakes...)
fresh rosemary in the air...a chair on the patio...
a copy of Eat Pray Love in hand...
the sound of Gambrel quail chatting away.
Mmm...:)
No matter where
friends and loved ones were today
it certainly seems like
a lovely, magical Saturday was had by all...:)

“Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand...
and melting
like a snowflake.”
~Francis Bacon, Sr

11 comments:

Lisa Reed said...

Oh my goodness Peg. I have been away too long. Beautiful!! I shall steal the quote!
Happy holidays. I am feeling my creativity return and will see you more often.
Lisa

PAK ART said...

Your flakes are beautiful. I bought 13 crocheted snowflakes today at a craft bazaar - they are just beautiful too.

Glennis said...

Pretty little snow flakes

Lisa said...

Oh how beautiful!!
A snowy angel making surprise in the desert, great!

Lynn said...

Your snow flakes are lovely and I like them best as they are not cold and wet. LOL Happy holidays!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These snowflakes are marvelous. I love the quote too. I will have to keep this one to possibly get my muse started again. I think she is frozen. We had our first snow yesterday. There isn't much left now. The ground is still too warm to keep it long. Have a great week.

marianne said...

What a beautiful quote and ditto snowflakes!

Have a nice week ♥

wordveri: misteri

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

The watercolor flakes we shall have to allow...we had our wine out on the patio this afternoon at 76-degrees! How wonderful is that?! Loved the quote, how true....Susan

Anonymous said...

As usual ~ Love the art & I'm so glad my backyard was the inspiration! Am also glad someone was "inspired" to plow my driveway ~ bless their heart!:) Love the quote! jgl:)

Caroline said...

So pretty - a touch of winter to be be enjoyed here in my tropical warmth!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Lovely post, full of the joy of the 'season' and the snowflakes are lovely...would make pretty Christmas cards.