My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

A Winter Wish

Winter is definitely upon me.

It's enveloping blanket of white has wrapped me up and filled me peace.

I needed this.
I needed the clean start that a freshly fallen snow can give.

the coziness that a thick, white blanket,

a good book to captivate...

and a cup of something warm to drink create.

The pure bliss of knowing...
I won't be leaving this little cottage today!

For many days now,
My mind has been lost in thought...
in the landscape...
and in my always expanding list of "to do's"

From my tiny perch there is such silence out in my garden...

That did not wish to move

For fear it would slip away .

Bringing me back to reality...
back to the many responsibilities that we all face.

But for now...
The hush of the snow as it gently finds it's way to the ground

Is mesmerizing.

Drifts  of white appear as if by magic

  I am again  lost in my  thoughts.

Minutes slip into hours.

As Winter sets in...
My thoughts move to indoor amusements.
Quiet pastimes...
a favorite verse...
"Be still and know that I am God"
Psalm 46:10

And a Wish...

For  everyone to be filled with Winter's Sweet Serenity.
To find peace in the quiet of a White Winter's Day
To take a moment to be still.

This is my Winter's Wish for you...
My dear friends.

May you be as happy as my beloved dog Otis Blue..

Find peace and abundant joy in the simple things.

I Hope Each of you have Wonderful White Wednesday!

A special Thank you to Kathleen
At Faded Charm for hosting this weekly event.

blessings to one and all...donna



    Blessings to you!!!

  2. So Beautiful Donna, I'm so glad you are having the opportunity for rest and relaxation. Your view is wonderful. Love your doggy, and he even has a "white" chewey bone. Stay warm and cozy!

  3. Hi Donna-

    This is my first visit and what a lovely time to be here.
    This is a beautiful post.
    Have a Happy New Year.


  4. Donna this post warmed me to my bones. It is beautiful sitting here seeing what you see and hearing what you think.
    Have a lovely New Years.

  5. Hi my friend!

    What a beautiful post! I wish it would snow here!

    Have a Happy New Year!


  6. Hi Donna ~ I love your wintery pictures. Your garden room with the doors and windows looks wonderful, I remember reading about it in an earlier post a while back.
    While we have risen to snow covered landscapes here the last two days it has been bitter cold but tonight it is a high of 23! WO-HO! ;-)

    Wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and truly Happy New Year!
    ~ Rebecca

  7. That is a really serene and peaceful view, it sounds like exactly what you need right now.
    And of course, who could lack peace when Otis Blue is nearby, hmmm? ;-)

    Oh, and my phone was acting wonky the other day, but I did belatedly get your message, thank you so much! Hanging in there...

    Love and blessings for the New Year,

  8. What beautiful and peaceful photos. I'm so glad you enjoy the WW theme. Here's to more great "whites" in 2010.

    wishing you the best in the New Year!


  9. Lovely words....beautiful photos....wonderful story told! Every word I relate are a beautiful very glad to know you!

    Many wishes for serenity, love and a little silence now and then.

    Hugs - Denise

    P.S. I LOVE your Otis Blue.....

  10. There really is so much peace and serenity that comes with new fallen snow and a covering of pure white everywhere! Beautiful post my friend!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the new year brings you much joy and many blessings Donna!!!

    :) T


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