Saturday, March 13, 2010

Snow Angel

Last year, it did snow a bit in our area. In fact, it was snowing hard as I clumped along the snow-covered sidewalks of our historic little town. I say clumped, because that is the sound my big black rubber boots make when I walk in them. Even though they're five sizes too big, they're wonderful to wear in the snow because my feet stay warm. And it was VERY cold that day. I remember my surprise when the sun broke through the clouds. The air was still filled with thick snowflakes which caught in my eyelashes.

As the snow fell, the sun sparkled through the icy tranquil air, highlighting tree limbs etched in snow. The contrast was gorgeous! I was about to walk over the small bridge into downtown, when I happened to glance toward the river. There she was, a Snow Angel sweeping gracefully over the snow-laden trees.
Above you see the original Snow Angel smiling above the trees. May your busy day, with its burdens, frustrations and grief, be filled with unexpected peace and quiet joy.

5 comments:

Clytie said...

Ah sissie, she is so very beautiful. And serene. And smiling.

Elisabeth said...

A beautiful face on a beautiful angel. Thanks, Beth.

Grannie Annie said...

Ohh Sissy dear I saw an angel cloud this weekend that would have made you weep in it's perfection.
But alas I didn't have my camera...it was a solitary cloud so big I couldn't have gotten far enough back to capture it all. The sun was shining on the curved top of both wings and the halo and face..it was truly wonderful and I though of you while I sadly watched it quickly fade away. I suppose there is a lesson there on being prepared but luckly things best loved can be forever held in our hearts and minds. Have a great week Sissy Bea...your snow angel is wonderful too...and you have the joy of being able to share it with others.

tera said...

Argh! I am so behind again, I'm thinking it is just a perpetual thing with me...but I'm here. And your angel is super lovely! :)

~Cheryl said...

Beth, this is stunning and .... and just takes my breath away! Wowzers!