December 31, 2013

On the Last Day of the Year...

Here we are again in the solemn wintry fields going down to the lake.  It's the last day of December.  Deep blue snow blankets everything around us, trees, shrubs and weeds poking forth from the drifts in glassy chiming array.

There's sunshine and blue sky, clouds of spangled snow blowing like confetti across everything and coming to rest on whatever they meet on their journey - one can actually hear the snow flying about.  There's a wild enchantment in the cold air.  The last day of the calendar year rings like bells and dances in ecstatically in place.

Here on the vanished path are our footprints from yesterday and the day before and the day before that, possibly even from last year at this time.  The land remembers.  How often have we come here and just stood listening to falling snow and the sweep of the north wind across the shore?

Happy New Year to you and your kin.  May all good things come to you.

7 comments:

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

As everything changes
everything remains the same.
May 2014 bring hope and peace.
Happy New Year, my friend.

Pienosole said...

Many good wishes for a happy, healthy, and fun new year! Thank you again for your inspiring blog!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

With the turning of the earth's tilt, I wish you health, happiness, love and abundance for 2014...and my gratitude for your precious blog sharing.

Kameshwari said...

These words are beautiful and soul filled. I have a clear vision of the footprints in snow, the earth below, the wind tossed snow and the human element, all coming together to fulfill their collective destiny.

Tabor said...

May all good things come to you as well, but since you live in paradise, you will have to accept what you get.

Cindy said...

A blessed New Year to you, dear Cate!

lindaflyinsquirrel King said...

Thank you for each word - each photo that you have shared ...
Hugz
Granny squirrel