Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The first hush


“It's quiet now. So quiet that I can almost hear other people's dreams.”
― Gayle Forman, If I Stay

14 comments:

Northern Shade said...

This is when I really appreciate the conifers, as they are the only green visible. Those green boughs are so pretty when covered in snow. It was very hushed, until all of the shovellers got busy on my block. :)

The Garden Ms. S said...

NS: It delights me to have as the backdrop to my view of the garden. They really do provide that "rest of the year" beauty.

sensiblegardening said...

Our first snowfall this morning, it really does seem to quite the earth. As much as it is beautiful right now, I must confess I hope it goes away in a few days.

Anna said...

Hope that it's a while before we see any of the white stuff even though it has a beautiful quietness about it. Great to see you post again - you've been very quiet - hope that all is well with you and that you have just been busy enjoying your garden.

Clayton said...

Well nice to see your post. It is a beautiful season and can really be enjoyed if you don't have to go out to work! I was out early to let our dogs out into the run and so got to make the first footsteps in the snow. There was the odd drift about 18 inches deep but all fluffy so far which does make it easier to blow!
We were quite thankful for the early snow as it was wet and we needed moisture but it did come too early. Still snowing but it will be "blowing time" after noon lunch since we are going to a dinner theater tonight and need to get off of our yard. Must also go fill bird feeders as they tend to count on us once we start.
Clayton

Casa Mariposa said...

Snow for you already? I'm hoping for a cold, snowy winter. Last year it was way too warm and dry to kill the rose black spot spores and several roses struggled with blackspot all summer. Glad you're back!

Marguerite said...

I've been watching the weather lately and oh dear did you ever get a lot of snow. That first snow is so lovely though isn't it? There's a quiet sound to it that is so peaceful.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Sensible: Agreed! So pretty, but I'm just not ready for that winter sleep yet. Too much to do! :)

Anna: Nice to see you drop by. :) All is well here: a big career change has had me on a steep learning curve and I've been chasing my now 5 yr old, but all is good. :)

Clayton: I did have some agonizingly slow rush hour commutes during all the snow and was wishing it away at those moments but can't help but admire the beauty. Still, it is too soon and I will appreciate it more in January. Take care of those birds! :)

Casa: I am hoping for lots of snow this year too. We did some major additions to our garden and I want all my new plants to have lots of snow cover. Dry and cold is deadly around here. I'll take a little more rain first though. :)

Marguerite: It came down so fast that if it was rain it would have been raining sheets. I still had a few large pots outside with some annuals that were still blooming. Crazy! :)

Adrian Thysse, FCD. said...

:)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ms S girl ! I'm so happy to see your post : ) .. I have missed you girl !
The quote is wonderful .. I want to stick that in my mind : )
I wish our house was surround by woods .. a mixture of different trees and YES! some lovely evergreens would be perfect .. I love the feel and smell of them ..you are very lucky.
Enjoy your paradise there girl : )
Joy

The Garden Ms. S said...

Adrian: thanks for stopping by. :)

Joy: nice to see your unshakable enthusiasm!! I hope to take some time this winter for a few posts to let you all know what we've been up to in the garden this year. :)

sweetbay said...

Snow does have that lovely quiet quality doesn't it -- no sound as it falls and it muffles sounds too.

Your blogger friends have missed you!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Sweetbay: I've missed the gardening crew too! I hope to play catch up during the winter and spend a little more time visiting other people's virtual gardens. :)

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

We rarely have snow in London - so lovely to see some images!
xoxo Ingrid