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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

While back home visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, our family took a walk down to the river.  Thanksgiving day was cold in Wisconsin. We had a low of -7 degrees when we woke. The blessings of family, friends, God's creation and sunshine made the day warm.


"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields...It covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says,"Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." Lewis Carrol
The river is not letting Old Man Winter freeze her solid. She is moving fast and keeping the ice from settling.
Our wood pile, waiting for us to come camping in the Summer.
"Tis merry, merry in the Spring, And merry in the Summer time, And merry when the great winds sing through Autumn's woodlands brown ~ And in the Winter, wild and cold, Tis merry, merry too." William Howitt 

"With pomp, power and glory the world beckons vainly, in chase of such vanities why should I roam?
While peace and content bless my little thatched cottage, and warm my own hearth with the treasures of Home"
Beatrix Potter

19 comments:

  1. Carla, what a beautiful post! And the quotes are special...but my most favorite is the Beatrix Potter one. Winter is filled with wondrous beauty. And I don't know why, but endearments like honey....dear....darling wrap around us like a warm quilt. Thanks for reminding me of all these blessings, large and small. Rich gifts within our reach to enjoy. I hope you have a great week....your trip home for Thanksgiving sounds like something right out of a Gladys Tabor book. hugs....Maggie Ann =)

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  2. Carla, the photos are beautiful, and I love the quote from C.S. Lewis.

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  3. Very pretty scenes and quotes. Rarely, do we see such beauty in Georgia during winter!

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  4. Beautiful winter scenes. I love moving open water in winter though I'm not sure exactly why. :)

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  5. It looks so gorgeous, cold but gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. These are all such beautiful wintertime photos, Carla! And I can feel the cold (and the sunshine) while looking at them. :-) I love the Beatrix Potter quotation!

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  7. Beautiful photos!! Love this post Carla...:)

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  8. So beautiful yet so cold. Makes those hot chocolates all the more deserved I feel.

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  9. Love this post, it makes me really think about the bigger picture. Pretty amazing photos too :)

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  10. Beautiful! It is one big white quilt! Gorgeous photo's :)

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  11. No snow here...the rain melted it all away. Gorgeous pics though. Janice

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  12. I have not been to Wisconsin, but I know it is cold this time of year. Your weather is so different from ours this time of year. In my last post, I talked about walking downtown. It was nearly 80 degrees that day!

    Your pictures show a beautiful setting.

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  13. What a pretty post, and I love the quotes!

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  14. What a wonderful snowy landscape!

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  15. Beautiful winter scenes, Carla. The Beatrix Potter quote is wonderful. I love that! xxx ~ Nancy

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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