Saturday, January 17, 2009

saturday morning - hilton falls

This morning on our walk, I allowed myself to become enveloped in the deep quiet. I let it wash over me and sink into my bones. It was calm and soothing. Sophie's footsteps were smothered in fresh snow and the rush of the waterfall was frozen in silent beauty.


frozen falls and trees

Within the safety of this deep quiet, nature will often drop it's guard, scoot in close and reach out and touch you. And from that one touch, your heart won't stop smiling all day.


a visit from nature, perched on my fingertips :)

submission for camera critters #41

21 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Andrea, you write so evocatively of such inspiring subjects. I am enveloped with a blanket of good feelings after reading your posts.

I love reading your blog!

Jen

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

And of course, the photos are amazing also.

Jen

gigi said...

That is amazing! I'm so jealous.


verification word: sweeted

Mildred said...

Wow! What a treat.

Ed said...

Cinderella in the snow... ;-)

gtyyup said...

Beautiful, silent falls...love the way you write~~

Joanne said...

You do have a beautiful way with words. And what a special visitor, which has left my heart smiling too.

Shana said...

Great photos !!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful words, beautiful sprit!

Bruce said...

You're so lucky to have this cute little bird land on your fingertips. Nice blog & very cool dog, Sophie:)

Shana said...

Thanks for the comment.
And your dog reminds me of Bandit from LittleHouseOnThePrairie!!

willow said...

Magical photos! The deep quiet. I love that.

a corgi said...

what an awesome picture of the bird on your fingers! and those frozen falls; wow!!

great day you both had :)

betty

Kathy said...

Such beauty, in words and pictures. Thank you for sharing.


Kathy

Hilary said...

Just beautiful. Isn't it magic when a bird touches you that way?

Carolina said...

Thanks for joining my ever increasing group of 'followers'. I still can't believe that such a group exists :0
I love your blog, the photos are beautiful and I've read your confessions for receiving the award. Brought a tear to my eye, I lost a dog who was far too young to die and the most wonderful dog ever. She had cancer. This happened about 6 years ago, I can still cry if I think about it. Isn't that silly? But hey, hopefully the furry friends that live with us now will stay with us forever! ;-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Chickadees are among my favourite birds! And hard to catch with your camera because they don't say long in one place. ;-)

Raising Addie said...

What a beautiful picture of the frozen waterfall!

I felt like I was experiencing it with you from your description.

And how lucky you were to capture a picture of a wild bird on your finger tips. Just priceless!

Kisses
Addie

uought2b.a.dog said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks cold, though!Try and stay warm!!!

SassyDog said...

that bird is cute! The way you write makes me feel like I am there with you enjoying the wonders of nature .

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ok girl, how did you get that Chickadee on your fingers? Spill your guts! Where was Sophie?
I am almost caught up with you again, Thankyou so much for the comments over on my blog when I was so sick, I appreciate them, and you and Sophie! That pic of her laying in the snow is great! :)