Sunday, January 22

.... and the trees that glisten in the sun

saturday early morning after gathering a few of my favourite pieces from my wardrobe and putting them in my back pack. after attempting to put makeup on for my maman " you really do need to start taking care of yourself", tinted moisturizer that ended up in my eye, causing me a silly amount of pain- i am so bad at these things. i put my boots on and headed to my rental car, i was going  home to montreal for  much needed city and family time. my car never made up the hill, a light dusting of snow was enough to paralyse this fancy rental. i had said  no to the  massive truck they wanted to give me. the cars tires slid, snow still fell and after a good two hours i gave up. my weekend came crashing in and my spirits where low, very low. all of Saturday i pretty much stayed the same. 

This morning i woke to the brightest sun, ran down the stairs as if i had known magic was at the door. i put my boots on and with sophie by my side i went outside. I fed and did chores, the sun barely out highlighted the glistening trees, millions of snowflakes turned into diamonds overnight. trees felt as if they had turned to glass. i had not planned on it but found myself walking, walking and walking. the cold hit my cheeks with a welcomed freshness. i walked and explored the animal tracks that were left behind, i watched birds eat the remaining sumac and looked out at  leftover golden rod dancing under the sun's glistening rays.  everything is right again,  nature and the farm suit me more than makeup ever did. i came back to find k. gathering eggs and sipping from his favourite mug from yellowstone, he too was looking out towards the hills.

i love it here and the silent of winter speaks to me with the most beautiful sound.



29 comments:

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Your winter photos are absolutely breathtaking! I'm sorry your weekend didn't work out as planned, but it looks as though you ended up with a good one anyway. x Katherine

Juliana said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, Nadia.

Laura said...

I love the glistering of snow flakes, so magical.

I feel the same about things like make up and such, nature makes me so much happier.

Thanks for the poetry of this post.

tj said...

...So sorry too to hear your plans didn't work out. Maybe there was a reason for it, who knows. Maybe next weekend, yes? :o)

...I don't wear much makeup, I only apply a bare minimum. If I only had to have two things it would be eyeliner and lipstick. I can get by on those altho' I really need so much more. So much more. Oh well. *sigh*shrug* ;o)

...Your photos are just, well, magnificent! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty that surrounds you and the beauty that is within you.

...Peace & Blessings :o)

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

a winter wonderland!

country girl said...

So much quiet beauty. Thank you for sharing.
I am glad your Sunday brought you joy and peace.
xoxo

P.S. I adore those eggs.

Jenny said...

Nadia, the photo of snow covering the whole foreground that twinkles with different colored spots? It made my serious adult mouth pop into a smile and I said "Ohhhh!" like a little girl on Christmas morning. Just want you to know that I am a quiet reader (for 2 years now at least!), not usually posting comments, but always grateful to you for sharing your photos. You help me to see and appreciate beauty no matter the day.

La Tartine Gourmande said...

It's beautiful Nadia. What a peaceful scenery to wake up to. So sorry your Montreal trip fell through. But in the end, it might have been what was supposed to be, so that you didn't miss the magic of a gorgeous snowy day.

Laura said...

What gorgeous photographs! It can be hard to capture that sparkle of the snow but you've done an excellent job of highlighting just how beautiful the wintertime can be. Sounds like the most lovely winter morning!

Mary said...

So very much magic and beauty where you live! Your photographs of the sparkly trees and snow are exquisite. Perhaps it was meant to be that you stayed put for the weekend? But i also know it's never fun to 'have' to change your plans. Nature has a way of making things right though.. It just IS that way. Glad you feel better!

The Center for Peaceful Living said...

Amazingly beautiful, Nadia!

erin said...

AWESOME. i positively adored each and every sparkle of this post.

Melissa said...

I love when the snow is glittery. Beautiful collection.

Patrice A. said...

what a beauty
I found around here!
all those whites
and the sparkles

found you via Ariane
of Die Rose
and I will be back!

greetings from
the Netherlands

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

I come here to dream about the parts in my life, I am missing. Those pictures are so beautiful, they make me want to start painting trees. Right now. Thank you for that!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are just so beautiful, the pink tree made me oohh!
As to the make up just remember you don't need to gild the lily.
Jane

Jane Flanagan said...

Such a beautiful post, in every possible way.

Sweet Life Farm said...

Glistening goodness! Oh, my Nadia, PURE loveliness! Nature knows how to dress up and you so magically capture her beauty. Thank you for blessing my day! xxx

Tash said...

Oh this is so pretty Nadia. Nature is healing isn't it. xx

Josephine said...

I want to play in the snow with you. What magical photos!

Alice said...

Magical light there! Really digging the last shot with the footprints.

Colleen said...

Thank you for this. ♡

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry you didn't make it to Montreal but a little selfishly happy just because I I absolutely adore these photos. They are some of my very favorites of yours!!

Melanie said...

I love the photo of the Aran sweater and the eggs. Gorgeous contrast of textures.

Thilda said...

Lovely glitter of snow!!

Lucia said...

We look for jewels in shops and we already have them all around us.

silviastuff said...

There is some magic in these winter shots! Quite lovely!

Amy E Thompson said...

you have such an eye for beauty...

Erika said...

This post so beautifully captured all my favourite things about a snowfall... I have never seen such photos - you've captured the sparkles and glittering; the very magic that is so exciting! Lovely, lovely, lovely.