"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, October 26, 2012

the white and the gray

Snow has arrived in the past two days, and with it an awakening. I quiver, wondering and curious as to how I lived so long without the gift of seasonal transitions in my life. Walking amidst the whiteness and hearing the muffled crunch beneath my boots, I notice the air is deathly silent despite a hint of cool, biting breath on my lips. Looking up, I am dusted by the white and the gray, baptized by nature's hands upon my head, illuminated with the joy that is snow...


The snow won't be staying too long this weekend, so we plan on reveling in it as long as we can.

Wishing you a weekend full of wonder, too.

xoxo

25 comments:

  1. Isn't it gorgeous? Thoughts of home....

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  2. you have snow already!?
    my girl has been talking of snow snow, winter winter. the snow is thinner on the ground these years in uk. we'll see....

    enjoy!

    fabulous first shot.

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  3. Snow already?! Wow, that seems early, I'm still in 'autumn mode' and getting used to layering up. It looks beautiful though... Have a lovely weekend in the snow xo

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  4. Oh Snow!!!!
    heaven

    enjoy it for me will you?

    love and light

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  5. i remember moving from the deep south to new mexico and experiencing that first snowfall. pure magic.

    enjoy!

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  6. Enjoy every single flake MJ and make a snow ball for me okay? :)

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  7. my goodness...a little different than Florida, no? Or Southern Cal. I'm in a tank top.
    XO
    C

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    1. LOL!!! I stood in front of my closet and realized that I had 10 tank tops and 1 sweater. Yikes...
      xo

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  8. These are gorgeous shots. Breathing in the silence after a fresh snowfall is magical. I'm looking forward to winter!

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  9. woooooah... i love that you get to tell us what it's like. i've never had the real deal myself. something i've always thought would be wonderful. michael thinks i'm wrong. he may be right, but then again... it sure does look magical!

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  10. Hello Dear MJ,
    It's been so long, it seems, but I have been reading and following you as you wander, wonder, and discover... and oh! what a journey you are on! I feel so blessed to watch it unfolding. Your beautiful and moody photos, your reflective and rich words, and mainly just YOU coming through on these pages. Delightful!

    Love,
    Stacy

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    1. Hello Stacy!!!! So nice to see you here...thank you for your warm words dear friend!!
      xo

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  11. Beautiful snow! We are in the mid-80's today. Yikes! Enjoy your cozy weekend MJ, it looks like fun!

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    1. 80's!! I admit, that feels soooo hot now..
      xo

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  12. You just -for one shining minute- made me miss 24 years of winter.
    xo,
    A

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    1. Lol! I wonder if you will miss it more as your little grows :).
      xo

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  13. it snowed here, too. and the first snow of the year is always great. but I still think we should fast-forward to spring come Monday. happy weekend. xx

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    1. This made me smile, you are too funny Petra! But maybe after a few years I'll feel the same :).
      xo

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  14. beautiful!! there is such a beautiful quiet and stillness after a snow storm. unlike any other kind of storm.

    we're preparing for the hurricane...in New York!!!

    xo

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  15. Oh snow! Happiness and magic arrive with snow. Enjoy it fully. xo

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  16. "baptized by nature's hands upon my head..."

    Your words are beautiful MJ. And the pictures show the glory you are finding in this snow of yours!

    I've grown up enjoying all of the seasons and when asked, I can never name a favorite. I love many things about each, and mostly the transition from one to the next. I am so happy that you are finding that beauty too!

    Enjoy! (And get yourself some chapstick too!)

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  17. My family moved from Chicago to Florida when I was 11 months old. It wasn't until I was 22 that I experienced my first real cycle of seasons...spring, fall, winter. I simply couldn't believe the beauty. Autumn still tugs on my heartstrings, as does the first snow. A blessed gift for us warm blooded Southerners. ;)

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  18. This is pure loveliness...I am such a winter baby and I thirst for the silence of snow. I am giddy in anticipation. Beautiful. X

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