Freshly Fallen Snow

Snowfall in a village at night evokes a playful response.

Soft snowflakes descended quietly from the sky. They danced on the wind and landed gently upon the grass. The pure white carpet that they made was illuminated by the glow of blue icicle lights hanging from one porch, and green lights from another. The dancing flakes made their way toward the colorful lights, and spied their reflections in windows. Sometimes children looking through those windows waved to the dancing clusters of icy crystals, smiling. The children were lit up by the lights strung around the trees standing behind them, and seemed like angels.

The snowflakes fell gently to the ground, piling upon one another. Running feet crunched and flattened them, as children raced from door to door. Revelers sang holiday carols for a cup of hot cocoa.

More snowflakes laced the leafless branches of trees and sleeping, barren earth. They made the world sparkle in the moonlight. Together, the flakes made a charming, slippery mantle of crystals to pack into balls, and slide upon downhill with sleds. The wind moaned, but the children squealed with delight, hoping that the next day would be filled with wintry play.

Winter Wonderland Magic Gallery

Nightfall over a Winter Wonderland
Nightfall over a Winter Wonderland | Source
Snowdrifts in front of the Common House of our cohousing village
Snowdrifts in front of the Common House of our cohousing village | Source
Small person on a big snowdrift
Small person on a big snowdrift | Source
Woods for reveling on a snowy evening
Woods for reveling on a snowy evening | Source
"Sally the Little Snow Girl" made by my daughter and I
"Sally the Little Snow Girl" made by my daughter and I | Source
Dragon kettle and 2 cups of warm cocoa to sip after frosty frolicking
Dragon kettle and 2 cups of warm cocoa to sip after frosty frolicking | Source

© 2012 Karen Szklany Gault

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh I love Sally the snows girl..That is your daughter? How precious.. great HUB..voted way up

debbie


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

What a beautiful magical scene, I loved it and the pictures.

Voted up, best wishes Lesley


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Ed took some great shots! A picture is all I care to see of cold weather. I see your hearts are warm, but I can never get my feet warm up north, unless I hold them in front of the fire.

The snow girl is a gas. I hope she never melts.

We had a cold snap and it was nice to have a fire. After a while, we had to open the doors to the porch to keep from baking.


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asmaiftikhar 4 years ago from Pakistan

interesting hub with beautiful cold images.Thanks for sharing.


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you for voting up and for your sweet,encouraging comments. :0)


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, Movie Master! :0)


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Temperatures can sure plummet in New England. Maybe you can travel north in the fall,when the trees are full of warm colors and the toes don't get nipped with chill. :0)

I will extend your compliments to Edward regarding the pictures. Glad you liked our snow girl. :0)


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you for sopping by to read and leave your thoughts, Asmaiftikhar. Glad you enjoyed my hub. :0)


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Send the snow my way! Jamie


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Sure, I will. :0) enjoy!


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I like ice fishing. It is surrealistic.


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

I'd love to try that sometime, too. :0)


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

It worked we had snow on the ground this morning! Jamie


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Good for you! Enjoy!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Such a lovely hub. A wonderful description and beautiful photos, I love the one in the woods.


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, Rosemay. Glad you enjoyed the descriptions of snow in my hub. I'll let my husband know that you liked his picture. I enjoy his photography immensely. :0)

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