2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

“Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light.”
— William Cullen Bryant

2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

Snowy days are interspersed with brilliantly sunny ones, creating a cycle of freezing and and melting, and a ring of icicles around the house.

2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

A mountain of snow awaits shoveling.

2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

Though we may be buried in snow, the days are becoming palpably longer, and even the garlic senses the change in season by sending out tiny rootlets in anticipation of the coming one.

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10 Responses to 2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

  1. Awesome post. Those snow, ice and garlic photos are visual poetry.

  2. Norma Chang says:

    The grounds are still covered with snow but it is sunny in the Hudson Valley and a lovely day.

  3. Francesca Maria says:

    We don’t have snow here in Trapani but we sure do have LOTS of garlic. Our garlic of Nubia is the most popular in Italy. Nubia is a tiny village near Trapani, and the garlic is red. It is delicious. Your pictures are gorgeous. I wish we had a tiny bit of snow here. Today the sun was shining and it was 22° C…really hot. It was also stuffy because of the scirocco blowing.

  4. Francesca Maria says:

    Your garlic picture is fabulous. I can almost smell it all the way here.

  5. Amber says:

    Wow…I just don’t know how you all do this every winter! It’s been way too cold here this winter! I haven’t been on in a while so I get to look back at what you have been up to! I finally finished my fall and winter blogging! I’m tired! LOL.

  6. So pretty! Your photos are a gentle reminder to acknowledge the beauty of the snow and ice. Sometimes that is difficult to do when winter seems so long, cold, and snowy. The increased sunlight helps. Hopefully the warmer temperatures we will have later in the week will melt a lot of our snow cover

  7. maesprose says:

    I am as ready for spring as your garlic! Loving your photos.

  8. All that snow is beautiful!

  9. Michelle says:

    Thank you, this is a lovely post. But I have to admit, I’m happy that I don’t have to experience all that loveliness first hand. :)

  10. Eileen says:

    Your icicles look like spines…perhaps they are the backbone of winter.

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