17 days in January
Winter at last!
Gandalf greets the first snow
early in the morning
with currently -2ºC
from her EP A Winter Garden: Five Songs For The Season
❝ White are the far-off plains
And white the fading forests grow
The wind dies out amongst the tides
And denser still the snow
A gathering weight on roof and tree
Falls down scarce audibly
The meadows and far-sheeted streams
Lie still without a sound
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snowfall hoods me around
In wood and water, earth and air
A silence is everywhere
Save when at lonely spells
Some farmer’s sleigh is urged on
With rustling runner and sharp bells
Swings by me and is gone
Or from the empty waste I hear
A sound remote and clear
The barking of a dog
To cattle, is sharply pued
Borne, echoing from some wayside stall
Or barnyard far afield
Then all is silent and the snow
Falls settling soft and slow
The evening deepens and the grey
Folds closer Earth to sky
The world seems shrouded, so far away
Its noises sleep, and I
As secret as yon buried stream
Plod dumbly on and dream
And I dream ❞
& Stay Safe
and here’s to a great week ahead
Snow looks so fab when it’s just fallen and clean white.
Gandalf is a hoot! He’s a bit of a beacon on your blog. The song is beautiful. Thank you, Marina!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo – 🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️🧙🏻♂️❦❄️
I just love the first snow.
Gandalf greets me every morning so he deserves to be a beacon!! 😉😂
So glad you enjoyed the song too.
Gandalf sends his greetings 🧙♂️🌟💫 and Hera lots of tail wags and slobbery kisses and send you many many hugs and love!
Getting out the sponges!
Hera chewed up an ‘I’ somewhere in my comment. I think she wanted to steal my love and hugs to you! 😂🤣🤗😘🤗😘
Well, she may have succeeded … just a teeny weeny bit! 😂🤣🤗😘🤗😘
Well, here’s more love and more hugs and kisses, all for you, from me, while Hera’s asleep! 😉😘😍❤🤗💖❤🤗😘😍❤💖🥰❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Ah, so I don’t need sponges! 🤣 Good work Marina. (did you see Holly’s post…. OMG…. what would S think?)❦
I just did and I can’t wait to read the interview! Your hands turn everything they touch to gold!!!! I love everything you do!!!!!!! Prepare for another wave of love and hugs!!!! ❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗❤
I know he’ll love it!!!!!!!! 😘😘😘😘
Whew! It’s quite bubbly gummy, and he’s quite serious. Well, I only dressed them. I didn’t write the songs.
I’ve just finished roughing in my answers to the questions. I’ll allow myself to sleep on them, and send them in tomorrow.
I’m planning a thank you post for Holly. I’m thinking a review of all my fave drawings that she inspired, and a song by Leonard Cohen, Suzanne. It’s one of her fave song/poems by him. What do you think?
Maybe you could donate something? A photo or painting that makes you think of her… her poetry … she lives by the ocean. I see that the ocean and beaches and wildlife therein have influenced her greatly. Just a thought… no pressure or worries.
I’ve just replied via email 😉
Who cares about bubbly gummy 🤣 your costumes steal the show anyway!!!!!! 😉
LOL!! Thank you dear Marina! xxoxoxoxoxoxo
& the all new kiss you! xuxuxuxuxuxu
I just read that a few days ago you had more than 25° C in some parts of greece (while spain had heavy snowfall). Now at least you have winter.
26°C to be precise and now we’re down to 1C brrrrrrrr…. and yes, I agree with you, we have Winter as it should be! 😉
Your photos are so ethereal, Marina. I love the soft pastels. Enjoy your snow. 😘🤗
Ah, thank you, Sylvia! Sun is back… for now. 😉😘😘❤
Wow! Stunning photos, Marina, and perfect song. I wish we’d get even a little dusting. 🙂 Happy Monday, dear friend. xoxo
Ah, thank you, my dear Lauren!
Here’s to your first snow!!!
I hope it lasts awhile. Beautiful lyrics to that song, Marina. Both your images and these lyrics evoke that special silence after a fresh snowfall…hugs!
That ‘special silence’ is my very favorite part of snow and those lyrics are so beautiful. Thank you, my dear Mary Jo. Many hugs to you and wishes for a wonderful week ahead. 🤗❤
That’s a haiku I need to write. 🤗😘
Oh, yes and I’d love to read it!!!!!
So beautiful, Marina!
Snow is nowadays in some lifes.
It has been so cold in the Azores too… without snow, but the weather is changing. 🙂
Ah, thank you, my friend.
Our winter was …delayed here! 😉
So weird the weather.
Stay safe. 🙂
Very much so! You too!! 🙏
Beautiful, my friend! And Gandalf seems quite pleased to see it too 🙂 xx
You see him smiling too, huh?!
Thank you, my friend! Have a beautiful Monday and week ahead! xoxoxo
You too, my friend 🙂 xx
Congratulations on the first snow. But the older I got, the more I want to be away from it. Love Loreena’s music. Have a good week, my friend. Yamas!
Thank you, Frank! Not a huge fan of Winter / snow either [even though I love the quiet after a snowfall], however I do enjoy the changes of seasons, so this was very welcome.
You too, my friend have a great week ahead!
Thank you, my friend! Winter at last! 😉
Beautiful scene and photos you have there 😊
Thank you very much, Agus! 🙂
I love Lorreena’s music and your photos 💜💜
Ah, thank you, my dear Willow! [Me too on LM music!] xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
The photo of Gandolf greeting the first show is so perfect. Your first snow is beautiful and you have shown it off so well. Beautiful music to accompany the first snow.
Couldn’t resist… we thought we’d never get winter! Only 3 days ago the temp was 26C!
So glad you enjoyed these and the music.
How beautiful 🏔️❄️
Ah, thank you! 🙏
Oh wow… How beautiful is that?
And Loreen McKennitt… I adore her.
Nothing like your snow and your willow tree but I had to record our first snow after almost reaching 26C a few days ago! 😉
Soooo happy you enjoyed it!
Yeah well you have lots that we don’t so… 😉
And it was really pretty over there! 26C! We won’t be seeing that till at the very least end of May – and IF it’s freakishly hot!
I really did enjoy it. Was so pretty. xoxoxo
You know my motto… you can find beauty everywhere, if you look! 😉
So so happy you enjoyed it!