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greeting the snow

October 10, 2011

nature delivered her prelude to winter this weekend.

our altitude, although a mile high, wasn’t quite high enough

to receive what she had to offer,

so we went to greet the snow.

up, up, up we drove,

beginning in rain,

then in sleet,

 until finally the first flakes fell

and the landscape changed rapidly.

yesterday’s vibrant autumnal colors

wore a fresh veil of softest white,

while the evergreens rejoiced

to once again be cloaked in winter garb

ready to celebrate the dominance of their chroma

in a soon-to-be monochromatic world.

the bridge over the river in estes park

was a winter wonderland version of monet’s lily pond bridge in giverny.

rocky outcroppings stood majestically

surveying the snowy valleys below

while clumps of trees gathered tightly together

preparing to shelter foraging deer and elk.

and the little creatures took this as their cue

to make final preparations on their tiny dens and burrows

where they will slumber ‘neath winter’s thick blanket of white.

p.s.  for those of you who wonder whether i ever learned the conventions of written language, particularly capitalization and punctuation (ahem), i wrote a guest post on the good ship lifestyle blog recently.  you can check it out here.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2011 9:30 pm

    I love the first snow….I think it’s the most magical.

  2. October 10, 2011 9:31 pm

    Sorry. Also, wecapture is me, Jillian. 🙂

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      October 11, 2011 4:17 pm

      thanks for dropping by, j.
      wouldn’t it be splendid to go on a snowy winter hike with a thermos of hot tea, some pumpkin muffins, and a couple of crisp apples? and cameras, of course. always cameras.

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