Silent Winter



Silent Winter


Evening snow deluge

tucks in homes

for the night

and silent winter

drifts off to sleep

dreaming of angels

and Light


Morning snow welcomes

and brightens

a December day

while winter’s children

build snowmen

round and round

they play!


It’s official – we finally got our first real snowfall for this season!  I am so glad that I took the night shots: By morning the snow was already melting and had fallen off most of the branches…  This poem is in memory of my teenagers when they were little.  They rarely build snowmen anymore.

Snowy Blessings ~ Wendy


22 thoughts on “Silent Winter

  1. How magical! I am jealous (hopefully not sinfully so) because we have not had a snowfall yet. While it is colder in S. Ontario than last year it warms up whenever precipitation comes and we have had rain, rain rain, so we have mud, mud, mud. But, everything is still green; the winter browns haven’t entered the tapestry yet.

    1. It sounds like you are getting our normal weather… Today it is clear and cold ( icy roads in the shade) and I wouldn’t be surprised if it snows more. I love how it looks, but it is a bit stressful driving in it. I’m glad you are getting a break from winter brown. My hometown always got brown in the winter. Green is nice! 🙂

      Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. Oh Wendy! These shots make me whisper–wow! We got our first flurries too, about 1:30 am, as I was going to bed. No accumulation–just a little on the cars–mostly it just creates more traffic issues, for now…As I have to walk to errands, I don’t like winter much. God bless your day–love, sis Caddo

    1. Thank you, Caddo! I agree it is not fun to do errands in the snow. I drove extra slow to take my son for an x-ray today – I figured there was no point adding more reasons to be at the hospital. 😉 He has a cough that has been hanging on for weeks.
      Walk slow in the snow, my dear friend!
      Blessings ~ Wendy xo

  3. So many memories of nighttime snows…kneeling on our living room sofa, looking out the front window, watching the snow fall, waiting for my dad to come home, wondering if he would slide down our street or make it safely into the driveway. Then, listening early to the radio the next morning to see if school would be delayed or cancelled. The snow is so beautiful as it covers each branch, twig, and needle. I had some memories brought to mind this morning as my L’s school celebrated the end of another quarter with a trip to a local indoor ice-skating rink. My little A was bundled up and looking like a pink marshmallow. The cold was a fun treat as we continue to have 80 degree days!

    May your night find you close to the Lord! –Alison

    1. I sure took snow for granted when I was a child. Here on Vancouver Island it doesn’t snow much except up in the hills… As an adult who does not like driving in it, I don’t mind the scarcity of it; but it is nice to have some – briefly! Our old country home was more north and closer to the mountains so our kid have played a lot in snow when they were young.

      I hope you take a picture of your pink marshmallow! My daughter had a purple snowsuit. I’d forgotten about it. Time flies, so memorize these moments…

      Blessings dear Alison ~ Wendy xo

  4. Hi Wendy-Lee,
    How incredibly beautiful, it’s snowing!!! My site is playing up today, not sure if it’s word press or my PC:( Loosing all my gravatars off my site! I think I’ll turn it off and check it out later tonight! Enjoy the day and your gorgeous snow!! ….*hugs* …Paula xx

    1. My gravatars are missing too. It must be something to do with WordPress. Perhaps they are doing some work or changes. I love the snowflakes they have been putting on the site! I haven’t been on all day as I had an appointment and errands etc. Hugs to you too!
      Blessings dear Paula ~ Wendy xo

  5. Ah – I was wondering if you had snuck into my back yard to steal a few shots! 🙂 You did well to capture the moment – those moments can be so fleeting, can’t they?

    1. Yes, the snow fairy finally arrived here! It’s bright in our neighborhood now… and slippery. I made sure I was not in a hurry when driving today. I will post more this week since I have had time to write poems during my Taxi Mama moments… 😉
      Blessings to you dear Melody ~ Wendy

        1. My 17 year-old takes after me and is reluctant to drive yet. I think professional lessons next spring are a good idea… 😉 It took me until I was 18 to get interested in driving.

  6. Something extra beautiful about the photos taken at night! And the poem is so sweet and innocent. Love it! Thanks for these, Wendy, and your special heart that keeps seeing and pouring forth poetry!

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