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Frozen Fairyland

The rising sun paints
the snow-capped mountains
with broad brush strokes,
pink and purple shades.

Under the veils of lace,
white silence fills the hills.
Walking through the forest,
footsteps crunch snow.

A cardinal rustles
powder from the pines,
berries frozen on holly;
winter carves ice sculptures

on Hyatt-Mill Creek.
Three deer appear,
icicles dazzle on roofs,
wood smoke curving heavenward.
                  --Brenda Kay Ledford


Dorothy said…
Very beautiful pictures of your snow, Brenda! Our snow looks much like yours, clinging to every leaf and limb. I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did ours.
We were without power for 34 hours!
Thank you for the comment. Yes, I enjoyed the snow very much. It was beautiful. Sorry your power was out. I know what an inconvenience that is.
Good to hear from you. Glad we had a lovely snow. Stay warm. Spring is coming soon!
magnoliasntea said…
Love your fairyland poem, Brenda. I like that you mentioned how quiet it is when it snows. That has always amazed me.
Love the photos, also, especially the trees and fence post with the extra wire in roll. We had a wonderfully beautiful snow, but it's gone now. :)
Hope you have a great week!
lil red hen said…
Your poem and pictures are beautiful! So descriptive!
We've had a little snow, just enough to make the ground really sloppy as it thawed.
NCmountainwoman said…
Perfect poem and lovely photographs of the snow.
Betsy Adams said…
Hi Brenda, Great snow pictures. Your header is TERRIFIC... And I especially love seeing the snow on the pinecones....

Love the poem. Snow just makes everything look so peaceful, doesn't it?

We have had a rough time in our area after a devastating Ice Storm..
Thanks for sharing your lovely poem and beautiful photos. It's wonderful how you are able to write so elegantly about the beauty of a snowy day.
Dear Magnolias Tea:
Thank you very much for visiting my blog and commenting. I'm glad you had a wonderfully beautiful snow, too.
Have a great week!
Dear Lil Red Hen:
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Glad you made it OK through the snow. It is beautiful when it snows, but when it melts, it's not so lovely.
I hope you have a great week.
Dear NC Mountain Woman:

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I hope you are well and will have a great week.
Dear Betsy,
I hope you are doing well and have recovered by now after the horrible ice storm.
It's good to hear from you. I always enjoy visiting your blog and I love your beautiful photography.
Have a great week.
Hi Donna:
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.
I hope you are well and will have a great week.
CatTales said…
Hello. Your winter pics are lovely. I love your poem. We were without power for 50 hours two weeks ago, but I was not able to take any photos. Wishing you a relaxing evening. Mildred
TexWisGirl said…
your area has gotten plenty of winter snow and ice this year! yikes!
Susie Swanson said…
Beautiful poem and pictures Brenda. I loved it while it lasted but I'm also glad to see it go. I'm ready for spring. Tell your mother hello for me.
janet smart said…
Lovely poem and pics, Brenda! Your area looks a lot like our area. I'm starting to get tired of the snow - we're due for some more early Thursday morning.
Daisy said…
Lovely poem, Brenda! Your photos of the pretty snowy scenes are beautiful too. I hope you are staying safe and warm. Have a nice week!
Hello Brenda! So nice stooping by to visit with you! I have enjoyed reading the words to your poem as I scrolled thought the beautiful wintry scenes.

Nice to meet you!
Kindly, Lorraine
Glenda Beall said…
Your photos are great, Brenda, and the header is fantastic! The poem expresses my own feelings about the lovely snow.
But I did enjoy a sunny day today. I am ready for spring now.
Rana Williams said…
Very nice photos Brenda.

I just wanted to mention I read on facebook that Aries: a journal of art and literature is on hiatus. Not enough support has been there to keep them going in a lot of ways. They have been publishing since 1969 poetry and art from artists all around this great state of North Carolina. Very sad to hear this news.

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