It’s a Wonderful Life (in Winter)

Beautiful winter scene with dogs in snow and married couple

Is there anything quite like watching a young

child make snow angels in the snow for the

first time or seeing a pet frolic in the

winter white lovely?

That’s just the spirit I hope to convey:

the wonder of nature,

innocence,

and

heartwarming magic.

Squirrel happy and cute in snow

There may be no one on the planet more

skilled at capturing that spirit with words

as succinctly and lyrically as Mary Oliver.

Let her poem about snow soothe

your mind and transport you to

a peaceful wintry state of mind,

then let the images of creatures

on the ground and in the air

warm you to your core.

(Let me know in a comment whether you have snow 

in your neck of the woods and which image is your favorite!)

First Snow

The snow
began here
this morning and all day
continued, its white
rhetoric everywhere
calling us back to why, how,
whence such beauty and what
the meaning; such
an oracular fever! flowing
past windows, an energy it seemed
would never ebb, never settle
less than lovely! and only now,
deep into night,
it has finally ended.
The silence
is immense,
and the heavens still hold
a million candles, nowhere
the familiar things:
stars, the moon,
the darkness we expect
and nightly turn from. Trees
glitter like castles
of ribbons, the broad fields
smolder with light, a passing
creekbed lies
heaped with shining hills;
and though the questions
that have assailed us all day
remain — not a single
answer has been found —
walking out now
into the silence and the light
under the trees,
and through the fields,
feels like one.

Mary Oliver
from American Primitive


Beautiful winter scene with cat in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with adorable squirrel in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with adorable dachsund in sweater in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with husky dog puppy in backpack

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Beautiful winter scene with kitten in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with white scotty dog in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with fluffy kitten cat in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with two bluebirds in snow on branch

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Beautiful winter scene with horses in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with golden retriever in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with mule and cat in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with black lab in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with dachsunds in shawls in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with dog and woman on walk in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with English bulldog in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with red fox in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with golden retriever dog in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with dog and baby in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with orange cat in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with springer spaniel in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with italian greyhound in sweater in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with winter birds on branch in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with large dog and child in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with racoon in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with fluffy white dog in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with cute squirrel in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with Yorkie dog peeking out of jacket in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with dog in snowsuit in snow in city

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Beautiful winter scene with cat whiskers in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with fox with eyes closed in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with bunny rabbit in snow

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Beautiful winter scene with white scotty terrier in snow
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Beautiful winter scene with fluffy shih tzu running in snow
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Beautiful winter scene with funny cat in snow
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Beautiful winter scene with winter bird in snow in tree
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Beautiful winter scene with adorable dog close up in snow
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Has any of these creatures in the snow ushered
you into a serene winter wonderland?

I so miss watching my little Bella Luna
enjoying the cold temperatures and snow…
she just adored it and helped me see its beauty.

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Peace to you right where you are.

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6 Comments

  1. December 15, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    These images did my heart well this rainy California morning, thank you!

    • December 15, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      i'm so glad, michelle! peace to you. xox

  2. December 15, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    I'm near Chicago…we have the most beautiful blanket of snow. But it's freezing, as you know. I love the bulldog image- we have one!

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