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“On a lone winter evening, when the frost has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills, The Cricket’s song…” John Keats

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Inspiration: In The Heart Of Winter… Tallin

I noticed winter’s frosty blanket
Outside my kitchen window
Everywhere and on everything…
It slows our pace and numbs our hands
It forces us to contemplate…
In the heart of winter, a warm dawn awaits

More below!

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  Lewis Carroll

Inspiration: In The Heart Of Winter...

Inspiration: In The Heart Of Winter…

In the heart of winter, far, far away from fall,
Winter’s white quilt adorns the streets
Like sheets of sleet and ice…
She changes the landscape
I’m grateful for the shifting seasons
For Winter reminds me daily that I too
Can make the effort to change…

Stay Inspired. Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by! :-)
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs. Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Happy 2013! This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Through the Window.  Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw.

Positive Motivation Tip: From  little wintry snow, a lot of life lessons grow… Add some wisdom to your day. :-)

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos:  Tallin, Nieve, via Wikipedia,

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

41 Comments leave one →
  1. 31/01/2013 9:26 am

    Winter is the season where our bodies succeed catch up our brains – after the brain had an advantage the whole year… 🙂 😉

    • 01/02/2013 4:04 pm

      Good point… never thought of it that way. 🙂

  2. 31/01/2013 11:21 am

    Beautiful photos and quotes, Elizabeth. Love the Lewis Carroll. 🙂

    • 01/02/2013 4:05 pm

      TY! It seems to be a hit with others too. 🙂

  3. 31/01/2013 11:46 am

    That Lewis Caroll quote encapsulates the magic of that first shot! Lovely post Eliz 🙂

  4. 31/01/2013 12:23 pm

    I needed this as it is very very cold here today with a wind chill of -30F! I like winter but hate it when it is so cold that you can hardly be outside!

    • 01/02/2013 4:38 pm

      Same here with the really cold days. 🙂 TY!

  5. 31/01/2013 12:40 pm

    Those trees are so gorgeous! Not that I enjoy snow, but it is truly beautiful for a moment.

    • 01/02/2013 4:38 pm

      It is beautiful to look at but a nuisance in other ways. TY! 🙂

  6. 31/01/2013 1:53 pm

    The snowy trees! Wow!

  7. 31/01/2013 4:16 pm

    Don’t get much snow here in So Cal..thanks for the winter reminder!

    • 01/02/2013 4:46 pm

      TY! But you get colder days though… right? 🙂

      • 02/02/2013 6:39 am

        Yes, we do. We had a cold snap a few weeks ago (that those anywhere else in the US would scoff at) where it was around 34 F in the mornings. But for the most part, it’s pretty awesome, I have to say! 🙂

  8. 31/01/2013 4:55 pm

    Lewis Carroll. I really liked that. And the picture is perfect for the words. Pretty, poetic, perfect.

    • 01/02/2013 4:48 pm

      Thank you for your feedback Gemma! Glad I’m finally catching up after a month long hiatus of sorts. 🙂

  9. 01/02/2013 2:55 am

    The Lewis Carroll quote is simply delicious.

  10. 01/02/2013 10:59 am

    I think the scenery of freshly fallen untouched snow is beautiful. We have a ton of snow at our place right now. Nice post, Eliz!

    • 01/02/2013 4:54 pm

      TY Fergie and welcome back! We had snow but it rained yesterday so we have ice and rain… 😆

  11. Gabriela Teixeira permalink
    01/02/2013 1:34 pm

    Loved it! Shared in facebook with the following comment:
    “I know winter here is pretty bland and there is barely no snow, but today I read this post and liked it a lot.
    Not because I identified the place I live with the pictures, but because it sees the good about winter, and celebrates it, instead of getting bitter about it, like most of my Brazilian friends living in Seattle and like me in past years (I guess a year and a half of Vitamin D supplement may have something to do with my attitude change… ;o).”


    • 01/02/2013 4:56 pm

      You are so sweet.. Loved your comment and humor too. I might need more Vitamin D myself. 🙂

  12. 01/02/2013 1:56 pm

    I love Keats!
    As much as winter sends chills racing up my spine, I do love how it blankets the trees.
    Just beautiful, Eliz! 🙂

    • 01/02/2013 4:59 pm

      It is pretty to look at I agree… But I love spring more. 🙂 TY!

  13. 01/02/2013 6:08 pm

    Love the images and the moving words with it. Thanks. Have a blessed day my friend.

    • 01/02/2013 6:24 pm

      Same to you I appreciate the visit. TY! 🙂

  14. 01/02/2013 8:35 pm

    You found the beauty of winter and thanks for sharing it. Brrrr.

    • 07/02/2013 9:04 pm

      You are too kind… It is cold and dank and I need time out… But we try. 😆 TY!

  15. 01/02/2013 9:40 pm

    I am always intrigued by photos of snow. We just don’t have it like that!

    • 07/02/2013 9:05 pm

      Oh that is true… You must come to the North East next time. We are having a typical long winter. 😉

  16. 02/02/2013 1:22 am

    Love YOUR words honey!

    • 07/02/2013 9:14 pm

      TY Gilly! Such kind words to heal the heart… 🙂

  17. 02/02/2013 5:58 am

    “…I too can make the effort to change” beautifully said. Love how you use the snow and winter to express.

    • 08/02/2013 3:51 am

      TY Amy! I can’t believe how cold this winter is… We were spoiled lats year. 🙂

  18. 04/02/2013 3:28 am

    I really love the John Keats quote. A beautiful post, Elizabeth.

    • 08/02/2013 3:52 am

      Yes and me too… It turned out to be a big hit…. TY! 🙂

  19. 06/02/2013 7:22 am

    Love the Lewis Carrol quotation. If only we could feel the love of nature the way Carroll sees it. Imagine how wonderful our lives would be.

  20. 08/02/2013 3:54 am

    True … it would be a lovelier world… TY! 🙂

  21. 11/02/2013 1:13 pm

    “In the heart of winter, a warm dawn awaits.” I certainly feel that with every chilly day. I keep telling myself the sun is shining and the clouds are blocking my view. Thank you for the link love Eliz {{{♥}}}

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