Monday, November 16, 2009

LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER WINTER


Oh, how I love The Rockies when the snow's up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter and your nose is frozen shut.


(Note the buffalo in front of the motorhome)
Yes, the winter here is wonderous so I guess I'll hang around.


I could never leave The Rockies--I'm frozen to the ground.
Author Unknown


"Whiter than new snow upon a raven's back."
William Shakespeare

16 comments:

DayPhoto said...

I've decided that Winter is here! We might as well get used to it!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jill said...

It is great that winter is happening somewhere - ours seem to have disappeared!!

Woman in a Window said...

Oh Leenie, right now? Is this what is happening there right now? Oh Leenie.

I know it's only mid-Novemeber and I know that by January I'll be full of complaints, but how I YEARN for a raven's white back.

Gorgeous photography.

xo
erin

Leenie said...

WIAW: These photos were taken in October. But not locally. Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park look like this. Here we have an inch or so of snow. As Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes) says. "An inch of snow is like winning a dime in the lottery."

Janie said...

I chuckled at the poem. Love your scenic wildlife photos, but I was glad to read your comment that your town isn't quite that snowed in... yet.

Linda Sue said...

Dark DARK sloppy wet rain, DARK...ready for bed by 5:30 pm...I would trade snow and blue skies for this shite anyday!
Love the photos- like breathing! It is so difficult to breath under water...

Laura said...

I'm waiting patiently for our snow to come, the birds water is freezing in the morning, the little pond is frozen too, but all is melted soon after the sun comes up. Our first snow fall was only a tease, it was in Octber too. It was an inch too, and melted the next day. November seems to have warmed up though. it will probably snow here the week I go back to California in December. And then I'll be bummed to miss the first real snow. Well see; I'm looking forward to a white Christmas, my first white Christmas it will be.

fifi said...

Oh goodness, I read that first line as "when the snow is up your butt" and I automatically clenched certain muscles at the MERE THOUGHT.



I love snow too. Very much: it is so beautiful, so pure.

Bill S. said...

I love the winter also. Henrys Lake has frozen over and this evening I am headed up to go ice fishing. I really love winter while my wife hates it.

Elizabeth said...

I must say the extreme cold looks a bit daunting!
Very beautiful pictures though.
I would be bored to bits in a place where there were no seasons!

frayedattheedge said...

Thank you for the poem - it has made us smile at the end of a difficult day!!!

Flea said...

I love the poem! Oh - and the photos. Especially the buffalo. :)

kendalee said...

See, now I can understand why a person would love a winter like this. Mine is just grey and damp and chilly - nothing to recommend it! Yours looks beautiful. Cold, but beautiful!

ELIZABETH said...

So glad you like winter. I am gifting you mine.

Pam said...

I've only seen snow a couple of times in my life, buffalo never.Trying to think what we might bee up to our butt in at this time of year in Australia, and hoping it's not grass fires! Like Fifi's comment I read it as the snow up your butt, and thought "some people must take some hard falls over there".

L'Atelier said...

I love your photos! you live in a beautiful part of the world!
i have left my mountain, but i discovered that i can only live in places that have one, i cant survive in flatlands for more than a couple of months.
so i replaced the alps against the table mountain for now. what hasnt changed is that the first thing i do in the morning i get up, is go to the window and look at them :)