Falling snow, gusts of hipping wind....
Emerging from under a blanket of winter's drapery~~
overnight drifts and glitter~~
coating the shrubs, weighting them down~~
encasing the branches in icy crystals~~
trees swathed in winter's gifts~~
Grey, darkening skies, uninviting.
The stuff of a Jack London novel and unyielding nature of the outdoors.
Giant trees bend and a biting wind blows ...
My magnolia~~~ decorated for winter tide months before
pink blossoms emerge and embellish
The sun's attempt to warm the air after the vicious chill.....
.... but is now just a spark, a glimmer dancing between boughs.
Soon, night envelops and wraps nature in its chilling, austere quiet.
Hearts capturing the cold, the frost, the icy chill, the bitter beauty, the artistry,
and we enter into home and safety, love.
The "focus" of the family and the heart of our home........
I'm SO happy to join Kate's FMF party....
please click over and enjoy... xoxoxo
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