Friday, December 18, 2009

...a snowy, winter's eve...








Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.


My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.


He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.


The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


~Robert Frost~


The two photographs above were taken on the same snowy eve as photographs that have appeared in recent posts.  While similar, they are not the same photographs.  Hope you enjoy these ones too. 

With a big storm coming up the eastern seaboard, and Christmas right around the corner, I'm sure there are many of us who feel like we have "miles to go" before we can sleep.  So many places to go, people to see, friends to host, cards to send, cookies to bake, stockings to fill and presents to wrap . . . . miles to go. . . .


10 comments:

  1. Wonderful visuals Bonnie and a great poem from Frost.

    The photos have both warmth and drama and I very much enjoyed them.

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  2. Once again, stunning photographs. They're truly captivating. I want into those snowy scenes.

    Lovely, Bonnie! and so many of us out there love that poem.

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  3. Indeed, miles to go before I sleep. Enjoying the falling flakes as I write this. Enjoy the storm - hire someone to shovel.

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  4. Bonnie, beautiful photos. And one of my all time favorite poems by Frost. So appropriate! Have a wonderful, beautiful, white Christmas! We're gonna go meet up with our kids. And the latest one.... happy, happy holidays.
    xoxB

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  5. I love those pictures. The bare branches covered with snow. They remind me of an artist's work, Miriam diFiore. Here's a picture of her work.

    http://www.mostlyglass.com/Artists/difiore/Foggy%20Snow%20Drawer.jpg

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  6. Hi Bonnie-

    I really love your pictures. I love Winter so all Winter scenes fill me with joy. And that 'Robert Frost' poem is beautiful and blends so well with your wonderful pictures.
    We are bracing for a blizzard later today and I am so excited.
    Happy Saturday to you.
    Love Gail
    peace.....

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  7. bonnie i love snowy evenings by streetlight. i spent a winter in north bay, ontario and i loved my walks there because the little frame houses still had the very old kind of coloured christmas lights and the glow from them onto the snow was so romantic and magical. have a lovely day. steven

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  8. Oh, your photographs are simply magical!!! So gorgeous...and of course, Robert Frost is one of my very most favorite poets!!! Beautiful post!!! The snow is up to my husband's waist now...and it still continues to fall!!! Wow!!! What a storm...but glistening in the moonlight...much like your lovely photos!!! Merry Christmas, dear Bonnie!!! ~Janine XO

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  9. More lovely visions, Bonnie. I've been up to my ears with that newsletter and haven't been visiting much. Want to thank you again for your persmission about the photo - I won't be able to use it after all as it came out too dark for the cover. I trust I do also have your OK to use it as my desktop background, though? :)

    Thanks to your suggestion, I now use Picasa and have been delving into the 180-page instruction manual for my new camera!

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  10. love it...back on line for a few minutes before returning to my exile in the snow...sure is pretty out through the woods though...miles to go...a week before christmas, i imgaine many are feeling that...

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