As much as I love the contrast and geometry of the white snow on the deck and the lights filtering through the window lighting it; I am more focused on the silence. The path through our wooded yard is also blanketed and it is silent. The rustle of squirrels, stirring of underbrush from rabbits, and songs of the birds have all been quieted. Even my dogs' steps are muffled as they cross the deck and hop into the yard. Peace.
I'm grateful for the beauty of snow. I'm grateful for a powder snow that is easily swept from the areas that need cleared. I'm grateful my husband is home to clear the driveway as the baby woke earlier again. I'm grateful for the light that comes in the windows from the reflection of snow. I'm grateful for the light cast on the deck from our windows, adding to the patterns. I'm grateful for the path being silent and inviting despite the cold. I'm grateful for this peaceful quiet as all the animals rest and wait. I'm grateful for this peace.
What is your favorite thing about snow? What beauty do you see outside your window today?
May today envelope us in peace. May we find a stillness within even when it is not quiet outside. Have a beautiful day!