Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter

“Blow, blow, ye winds, with heavier gust!
And freeze, thou bitter-biting frost!
 - from A Winter Night by Robert Burns


 Ilk happing bird,—wee, helpless thing!
That, in the merry months o’ spring,
Delighted me to hear thee sing,
What comes o’ thee?

Our winter storm has arrived. 
Almost two inches of rain yesterday afternoon. 

Wind during the night. Snow possible this night.  

Descend, ye chilly, smothering snows!
Not all your rage, as now united, shows
More hard unkindness unrelenting,
Vengeful malice unrepenting.

The birds fade onto the pond while we watch. 
 It is winter.

20 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Maybe you have winter and cold winds...
but you show us so beautiful scenes...
Wishing you a happy new year Brenda..
Costas

Sandra said...

it's winter even in Florida right now. this to shall pass. i like that first spooky foggy photo. i enlarged but still can't tell if it is a hump in the ground or a tree that turned over in the water. it's cool what ever it is
send us some of your rain, we are really still in our drought

Brenda's Arizona said...

Sandra, it is a 'hump' - is that a botanical name?
I imagine rain will hit you by this time next week - or when you are hit by hurricane season next summer... sigh.

Tracy said...

I hope you survive the rain and the pictures are gorgeous! Happy Winter!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

We had two days of rain and then an inch plus of snow. Stumpy does like the snow, for about 2 minutes!

I love the mist and fog! It makes things look and feel so surreal!

Barb said...

Brenda, these are wonderful rainy/misty photos - they really evoke a dreamy mood. Stay warm and dry for your New Year!

Pat Tillett said...

LOVE these photos...
the fog and misty conditions really add a lot!

BANJO52 said...

Nice Photos! That first one is VERY weird, in a good way.

Snow in Phoenix??? Is that legal?

PA says you're sending me visitor comments--I'm not receiving them . . . Thought you had bailed out.

Tracy said...

Wow! snow in AZ...tha't pretty rare but hope you just stay in and enjoy the hibernation!

Olga said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos and for Robert Burns, of course:)

Elaine said...

Beautiful misty shots! Wishing you a happy new year.

Thérèse said...

Beautiful first shot!
It's not freezing yet here but very very close... scary for our backyard's vegetation!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Banjo, yes, am commenting my usual boisterous/wordy self. None of my comments have made it through for a couple weeks. Thought your 'approval' process did not include mine. What do you think is up?

altadenahiker said...

It's about time you joined in the fun. If it rains tomorrow as promised, we'll definitely have snow.

Judy said...

Beautiful shots...We are still having fog and some rain that is freezing up on the ridges.

Stephen Baird said...

happy new year brenda.
nikonsniper steve

Tracy said...

And winter here is wonderful, don't you think? I hope you had a Happy New Year!

Al said...

Very beautiful - it doesn't look like a bad winter yet. We went down to -11° F Friday night.

Kathy said...

You guys must be a little soggy by now! Happy New Year!

Angel said...

Very nice :)