Saturday, January 23, 2016

THE SNOW QUEEN

 The Snow Queen-

She stood there dressed in cold white down
as soft winds swirled around her.
Her angelic face smiled
as she surveyed her wonderland.
Her time had come again
as it did once a year
to cleanse the world white,
making it seem bright
under the pale moon.
She surveyed her kingdom
and with the sweep of her hand,
she watched as the snowflakes fell again.
The smile on her face
grew in its proportions
as the winter winds blew their deepest chill,
and then the Snow Queen knew
her season had last arrived.
The kingdom was hers again
before it came the time
when her sisters of spring, summer and autumn
would once more again
take their place on the throne.


 
Waterfall in New Hope...starting to freeze over as storm started. I knew for sure the Snow Queen was arriving.
 
 
And yes to all, it seems the Snow Queen did take my request after all. It's been a huge storm, lots of very high wind and heavy snow. Ending tomorrow.... But I' ve nothing to complain about.
 

67 comments:

  1. you would make a pretty snow queen, mistress.

    I filled my bird feeder yesterday afternoon; my feathered friends have been at it all day so far.

    cats are sleeping, spouse and I are doing house chores (i.e., laundry, dishes). spouse brought home chinese takeout last night, so that is today's lunch. and the 18 bottles of wine in house should come in handy! even my snowplow guy has made a first pass on the driveway/walkways. penndot has been plowing all night/day, since I live on a snow emergency route.

    you and the houseboyz stay inside and have fun!

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    1. if truth be told, between you and I ..I would love to be Snow Queen, I love winter, but can I really pull off the wearing of white?

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    2. you? pull off white? you expect us to keep a straight face?

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  2. Mistress...I absolutely love this post and the poem couldn't be more called for. The picture of the doves is quite amazing. William and I have been enjoying the snow so far.

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    1. The doves always melt my heart...the birds here are getting very photogenic. Earlier, I had 8 doves roosting on the sill, trying to hold on with the winds.

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  3. What a beautiful post and poem. You did manage to always,fit the mood. Lovely shots of the birds. We have over two feet here currently in DC.

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    1. Oh dear....I have no idea the inches here, the drifting is terrible. Some here on the first floor have their windows buried.

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  4. It amazes me how you get such great pictures of these birds. What a pretty post. The first is rather haunting. Reminds me of The Lion , The Witch and the Wardrobe. Stay warm my friend.

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    1. I can live with the nice comment. I took a whole series on night pictures last night, but wasn't happy with some of them.

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  5. Happy Snowy Saturday! Quite the storm. Seems you have pull with the Snow Queen. Lovely pictures. Love the last picture also....warming

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    1. Thank you Tim! The Snow Queen is delivering for sure.

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  6. A beautiful but chilling post darling. How sweet the photots of the Tufted Titmouse and the Dove, with what appears to be a junco? Stay warm and cozy.

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    1. Thank you! Yes the dove and junco were cuddling I believe. The Titmice have been around all day.

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  7. The Snow Queen did indeed deliver. Love the poem and of course you lovely bird shots. The dove is so sweet.

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  8. A lovely post Mistress. What a scene! Is that a gargoyle outside your one window?

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    1. It is indeed a gargoyle from a friend long ago. It is on the sill outside keeping a watchful eye over my boudoir. It has now gotten buried.

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  9. You always seem to capture the moment Mistress! I do hope you staying cozy, and by looks of the last picture, I hope you have power??? Love the birdies.

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    1. Thank you Gretchen. Yes we have power...so far. At night I tend to keep it candle lit...nothing better.

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  10. A fantastic poem with sesonal snowy imagery. It reminded me a little of 'The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe', although in that, the Snow Queen was pure evil. I prefer your seasonal twist!
    Best Regards- Cooper

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    1. Thanks you cooper. I could use those warm buns right now.

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  11. I sure hope the gin delivery was there already this week?

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    1. Have I ever been not stocked up?

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    2. not to worry, the casa has it's own emergency route.

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  12. A fairytale read and a pictures of poetic style.... thank you! Stay safe and cozy.

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  13. I'm kinda jealous. We got a light dusting that is already disappearing.
    I wanted some more ... I needed at least 10 inches.
    Nothing new there.

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    1. Let me grasp my pearl necklace in shock.

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  14. What a way to welcome in winter. Were getting hit...so far we got about 13". Love your photos.

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    1. Thank you boys. At least 13" is some what doable

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  15. Such a picturesque post and beautiful poem. I love the way you have created such magic.

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  16. Snow queen alright. Looks very cold there. How many times has the wand been used already?

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  17. A winter storm is the perfect time to just snuggle up at home and take the weekend off! Stay warm!

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    1. Thanks Debs. It stopped snowing and I think I got over 2'!!!! Now on to making snow angels and igloos.

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  18. Do you feel as though your living in a giant snow globe yet? Great pictures of the feathered ones. We have over 21" here and a ban on being out of the streets now.

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    1. yes, that is the perfect way to sum it up.

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  19. The cardinals!! So gorgeous. Glad you are warm and toasty and all your birdies taken care of. :-)

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    1. They have been non-stop till it got dark.

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  20. What a beautiful poem with wonderfully delightful pictures of the feathered one. Truly amazing how many birds are out. I especially like the cardinals. We are so cold here, with snow falling also but without the terible winds. Do stay warm and comfy my friend.

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    1. Do take care of yourselves out there. My cousin who lives there says the cold has been awful.

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  21. Love and Peace for always! Adrino from Brazil!

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    1. Normally I'd be jealous cutie, but I after all, ordered this storm. Thank you all the same

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  22. Thank you for such a sweet pictures and lovely poem dear, how fitting. I love your peaceful ending shot. Here in P-Town it's frigid, with our heaviest snow starting to currently land. It is quite a ghost town currently.

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    1. you mean to say your not at the Crown and Anchor?????

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  23. Beautiful pictures and poem. I always loved the snow queen:):)☺☼♂♀♠♥♣♦◘☻◙•○.O♫

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    1. Thank you...and I love a hot guy in glasses.

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  24. No words necessary with such a great poem like that...or pictures. But I assume your use to taking these measurements?

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    1. and how he takes them is even more impressive

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    2. amazing what drinking gin does. And Anita don't give all my secrets out!!!

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  25. Thank goodness I had the fore sight to head to Port of Vallarta this week. Looks lovely though, Ms. Snow Queen.

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  26. That's what I like about you...you always manage to find the beauty in everything. But what we want to know is what the gin count is?

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    1. i can assure you it's more than the snow inches count.

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  27. Several power outages have kept me from my computer.
    There's something intensely magical about snow, especially when seen through the eyes of a poet. I LOVE those beautiful Cardinals in the photos.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. Especially when it's freshly fallen snow. At night. Never loss that power here which was very surprising. Thank goodness your ok and didn't freeze.

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  28. I love the poem and the pictures. I hope you and the animals are safe out there.

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    1. It finally stopped snowing and I haven't a clue as to how much with the drifts. I guess at least, over two feet. I can't even see my car from the windows. it's it BURIED!

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  29. I hope you were in bed with a HOT guy. Works for me.
    JP

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    1. The onset didn't start like such...one never knows where the day may end. Lets just say I didn't freeze.

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  30. I hope you are in bed with several hot house boys, not just one.

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    1. A delicate hot house flower like me does take the extra heat, wink!!!!

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  31. I sure hope by now it has stopped snowing??? I must admit it looks very beautiful though. The poem and the great pictures of your little feathery birds almost make me like winter. I said almost.

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  32. I love the touch of the poem...nothing more needed. But lovely pictures all the same.

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  33. This is truly a beautiful post. Absolutely loved the poem.

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