This week Skinnywench set weather as her word a week photo challenge. Initially I thought I had no photos of weather, but then I remembered that snow counts as weather, and another of my elemental galleries was snow on snow, so here it is. The first photo was taken in the depths of a bad snow storm after week of thick snow had already fallen and I just loved the way it was piling up on the fence posts. The second two were taken in the calm after the storm.
There is something about snow which I find very soothing, the way it muffles sound, and paints the landscape with a fresh coat, free of blemishes and holes. It brings a bright under-lighting to the world it covers, and gives us a stunning muted palette, with occasional wild splashes of colour bursting through. Hidden far below in the earth are next years seeds, waiting for the suns warmth to bring them to life. The snow makes us pause, along with the natural world around us. It slows us down, and makes us think a little before we set off on any journey. It’s also beautiful to watch curled up on the warmth of a window seat, nursing a warm up of tea, and being thankful for the glowing heat of the fire.