Kisses from heaven

You can rant against the snow

Or say that they are kisses from heaven.

In which case, I consider myself well and truly kissed this winter.

In farewell to the snowy season, I’m posting one of my favourite winter shots that sums up – for me – the magic and beauty of the season.

A perfect snowflake glittering on a branch

And a blackbird in the background singing in the cold regardless.

Not a bad way to approach life.

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51 responses

  1. We are still getting kissed with winter here!

    April 9, 2011 at 17:18

  2. Another wonderful photo. I’m glad you mentioned the blackbird or I would have missed it – it’s like a shadow in the distance. And how great that you and the blackbird can find joy in the snow. I’m like that in November, but come April, I’m so over it all. I’m such a fickle person.

    April 9, 2011 at 17:34

  3. Lovely!!! We were smothered with kisses yesterday…but today…the sun is shining!!!

    April 9, 2011 at 17:48

  4. Lovely shot!
    Kisses from heaven – love that thought!

    April 9, 2011 at 17:49

  5. Jen

    Lemonaide out of lemons, it’s not a bad way to live life.

    Great shots, like always.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    April 9, 2011 at 18:08

  6. nice…love the detail on teh structures of the snow…like little forts along a hill of tree…

    April 9, 2011 at 18:14

  7. Blu

    I so envy you for when we have greyness and mud you have ice that twinkles and snow that gowns the trees! We have no birdsong in winter, but now they are singing their hearts out!

    April 9, 2011 at 19:25

  8. Your wintery kisses are so beautiful, ladyfi. I am looking forward to Spring in your parts of the world and see the magic your camera brings us. Have a great week-end

    April 9, 2011 at 19:29

  9. JM

    Amazing how one can see the crystals! And the blackbird behind – WOW!

    April 9, 2011 at 19:48

  10. Great shot!

    My Critters, have a good weekend.

    April 9, 2011 at 20:30

  11. Another light and lacy shot – wonderful!

    April 9, 2011 at 21:13

  12. Beautiful, but I’m glad we don’t get snow where I live in New Zealand!

    April 9, 2011 at 21:50

  13. I’ve been well-kissed, too, Fi! As my snow keeps falling, I’ll think of it as “kisses from heaven.” Love the way you composed the photo of the branches and crow.

    April 9, 2011 at 21:55

  14. If snow ye must have, might as well be kissed! Lovely shot.

    April 9, 2011 at 22:05

  15. “Kisses from heaven.” I like that. We got plenty of those this year too.

    Beautiful shot. It really does sum up winter well.

    April 9, 2011 at 22:49

  16. exquisite :)

    April 9, 2011 at 23:29

  17. I love that even after 6 months of winter you still see the beauty. Great shot!

    April 9, 2011 at 23:34

  18. What a beautiful way to look at snow and the winter.

    BTW, I have an award for you on yesterday’s post on my blog.

    Thoughts in Progress

    April 9, 2011 at 23:42

  19. Hopefully, this will be your last kiss before Spring pushes Winter aside and gives you a big hug! :-)

    April 9, 2011 at 23:51

  20. Winter is actually one of my favourite seasons.
    I am a winter person, the colder the better!! ;)

    April 10, 2011 at 00:32

  21. Jim

    Yes, that IS a great photo! Now if we could all learn to ‘whistle’ our way through life!

    April 10, 2011 at 01:02

  22. I have to admit that I don’t want any more kisses..
    But I would look at your photos any time..

    April 10, 2011 at 01:11

  23. I think you can consider yourself good and kissed by winter!

    April 10, 2011 at 02:19

  24. I can go and sit in the snowbank anytime I want..enough kissing already. I did like your stacked up snowflakes on the branch all have a beautiful way with words:)

    April 10, 2011 at 02:31

  25. Thanks fo visiting! And for trying to figure out my bird. Such a puzzle.
    cheers from Perth, ON!

    April 10, 2011 at 03:04

  26. Snowflakes are so beautiful up close! Great picture! If only they didn’t need bitter cold to form :)

    April 10, 2011 at 03:55

  27. Kissed? Winter definitely made out with us this winter! Beautiful shot.

    April 10, 2011 at 04:19

  28. Snow is so rare here I for sure consider it a kiss from heaven! Beautiful photo and sentiment!

    April 10, 2011 at 05:00

  29. Really beautiful shot and a really beautiful thought!

    April 10, 2011 at 05:45

  30. The picture is gorgeous but I have an overdose of snow kisses !

    April 10, 2011 at 07:52

  31. If that is the case, you are officially engaged to be married to winter with all those kisses!

    April 10, 2011 at 08:41

  32. lovely post!!

    April 10, 2011 at 09:27

  33. What a beautifully creative shot. It makes me feel chilly, though, just when our California weather has been glorious!

    April 10, 2011 at 11:25

  34. Beautiful words and I wish I had felt that way but I’m oh, so glad to see the snow melting. What a harsh winter it’s been. Still, your photo reminds me of how truly beautiful each season is and as you said, it’s how you approach it. Hopefully, next year, I’ll have your positive attitude.

    April 10, 2011 at 13:47

  35. Pam

    Delightful photos and prose, Lady Fi. Life is all about attitude and harmony, isn’t it!

    be well and happy,

    April 10, 2011 at 14:11

  36. So nicely done. I love your interpretation of this lovely image.

    April 10, 2011 at 15:21

  37. We have not had snow since Jan – fine by me.

    April 10, 2011 at 16:02

  38. kat

    Kisses from heaven…love this title and love the photos as well.

    god kvall.

    April 10, 2011 at 17:56

  39. cool!

    April 10, 2011 at 18:31

  40. Although it’s nice to day goodbye to winter, that is a truly beautiful photo.

    Happy Spring, jj

    April 10, 2011 at 22:27

  41. Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    April 10, 2011 at 22:58

  42. Not a bad way to approach life, indeed! Blessings**

    April 10, 2011 at 23:45

  43. Beautiful photos……….. now I have the lyrics to Deep Purple running through my mind………lol

    April 11, 2011 at 00:27

  44. Back to enjoy your beautiful world!

    April 11, 2011 at 04:08

  45. Kay

    Lovely image!

    April 11, 2011 at 07:29

  46. What a fabulous image. The blackbird in the background is the icing on the cake!

    April 11, 2011 at 09:08

  47. An interesting photo Fi. you can almost see the shape of the snowflake. The blackbird is an interesting touch too – Dave

    April 11, 2011 at 10:52

  48. Have a magical Monday!

    April 11, 2011 at 12:48

  49. A stunningly beautiful way to approach life!

    April 11, 2011 at 15:57

  50. I love your philosophy and try to follow it (in the figurative sense — no weather here to interpret it literally). But like everybody else, there are days when, for one reason or another, it’s a little bit harder to sing. But I try, regardless!

    The picture is absolutely breathtaking.

    April 11, 2011 at 16:24

  51. And this post is one of the reasons why I am going back through all of your posts I have missed in my absence. What a blessing your outlook on life is to me today. ♥

    April 19, 2011 at 13:40

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