Of snow and love

At last – the snow fell as lightly as butterflies

Bringing out the child-like spirits in us all.

It turned the world

Into a snowy poem,

And leaves into fluffy pillows of white.

The magic of the snow is that it

Makes the world a softer place,

A kinder place where dreams can grow.

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. — Margaret Atwood

For more poems, please visit: Our World.

89 responses

  1. TexWisGirl

    oh, that pup is so sweet!!!

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    January 23, 2012 at 16:40

  2. The magic of the snow is good word.
    It also snowed in my neighborhood today.

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    January 23, 2012 at 16:45

  3. —Oscar is a snowy, exquisite, familiar poem. Xx

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    January 23, 2012 at 16:56

  4. We got a good snow also. I always like how you bring the photos to life here LadyFi. Lots of snowy dog faces to see here as well.

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    January 23, 2012 at 17:04

  5. Now my Dear, let me put my first week of SFI training to some use:

    Jag tyker inte om…snow!

    ~The Dippylomat esq.

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    January 23, 2012 at 17:15

  6. it turned the world into a snowy poem…snow is so magical…got to see a little of it in DC yesterday…now i need some at home…

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    January 23, 2012 at 17:20

  7. Beautiful snow, wonderful captures and lovely words! I loved our snow — until the city shut down, Seattle doesn’t deal well with snow! Oh, and your beautiful dog looks so happy! I do know he likes the cold since he will swim in icy water by choice!! Hope all of you have a wonderful, snowy, beautiful week!

    Sylvia

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    January 23, 2012 at 17:28

  8. Love the one of Oscar (I think he must have been an Eskimo!) but that last one is my favorite!

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:04

  9. I love that kind of snow. It looks soft and beautiful. Great shots and poetic words.

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:10

  10. Now all the snow is finally falling after a warmer than usual winter. I didn’t know Eskimos had 52 words for snow. I agree, there ought to be as many for love. Perhaps even 365 names. One for each day of the year.

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:12

  11. Lovely pictures of the snowy landscape. We´ve got snow yesterday too.

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:15

  12. Amy

    Great photos as always Fi! Plus you´re so wonderful at putting words to the photos- not that they need them though, but it makes the whole experience so much more….I especially liked picture number 2 from top and of course Mr. Oscar…just wanna snuggle snuggle with that puppy wawg…

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:26

  13. How can anyone not love a beautiful, fluffy snowfall? Lovely shots.

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:34

  14. Wonderful, snowy images, I can actually see the crystals on the leaves.

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    January 23, 2012 at 18:53

  15. These photos are so fantastic! I miss snow very, very much!

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    January 23, 2012 at 19:07

  16. Beautiful, second shot is breath taking…🙂

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    January 23, 2012 at 19:17

  17. Beautiful!!! We just got snow too! As a matter of fact, it’s snowing right now!!!

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    January 23, 2012 at 19:28

  18. You do snow like no other. Beautiful, Fi.

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    January 23, 2012 at 19:54

  19. Everything seems brighter when the snow has fallen.

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    January 23, 2012 at 20:17

  20. Beautiful photos under the snow, exquisite light and color, truly wonderful.

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    January 23, 2012 at 20:40

  21. I love the shot with snow on the leaves!

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    January 23, 2012 at 21:25

  22. Delightful images Fi, which bring back happy memories of my all-too brief experiences of snow on the outskirts of Oxford, UK, many years ago. The shot of Oscar is captivating! Enjoy your week.

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    January 23, 2012 at 21:33

  23. Beautiful. I especially like your second shot called Snowy Tree. Did you deliberately shoot it in black and white, or is it due to the snowfall washing out all the colors from the frame?

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    January 23, 2012 at 22:07

    • It’s shot in colour, but the snowstorm was so fierce it turned the tree into black and white.

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      January 24, 2012 at 05:49

  24. imac

    You really capture the Heart of of a shot my friend.

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    January 23, 2012 at 22:32

  25. sandy

    I love every single shot. Of course, Oscar wins the best of the show.

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    January 23, 2012 at 22:59

  26. Envy. Green eyed jealousy. Not only are you having cooler temperatures you have the beauty of snow, and a snowy Oscar as well. Lovely images. Thank you.

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    January 23, 2012 at 23:37

  27. Jim

    Oh the magical quality of snow! The Eskimo/Inuit know what they are talking about.
    Great photos Fiona.

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    January 23, 2012 at 23:41

  28. Great photos! The last quote about the Eskimos is priceless.

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    January 23, 2012 at 23:47

  29. Beautiful magical winter — a life not lived for me, thank you for showing how beautiful it is! The last quote from Margaret Atwood is wonderful. Why isn’t there?

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    January 23, 2012 at 23:48

  30. Hard to choose my favorite today, but Oscar in snow usually gets my vote. Snow – like a poem – yes, you’re absolutely right, Fi!

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    January 23, 2012 at 23:48

  31. Yay ~ it’s snowing! Love the “Snowy Poem” picture and also the one of Oscar! Wonderful captures ~ thanks for sharing🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 00:26

  32. Wow!🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 00:29

  33. great words to go with great photos!

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    January 24, 2012 at 02:06

  34. This is a beautiful snowfall. I love the snow on the plant and on the dog. Enjoy the snow for all of us.

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    January 24, 2012 at 02:12

  35. Photos as beautiful as the world you live in.

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    January 24, 2012 at 02:53

  36. I love how you view snow — making the world a softer place. How lovely!

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    January 24, 2012 at 03:02

  37. You have such a knack for putting together the perfect post…I enjoy them..

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    January 24, 2012 at 03:18

  38. Great post. I should have looked at it before I went out for snow shots today.

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    January 24, 2012 at 03:24

  39. Let’s hear it for the softness! Beautiful photos.

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    January 24, 2012 at 03:50

  40. Ah. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful pictures.

    It was 70 degrees here today.

    A week ago, it snowed 9.5 inches. And then the next day, it was 50.

    People wore shorts this weekend.

    I love the snow.

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    January 24, 2012 at 04:19

  41. Really pretty photographs. You really showed how soft your snow is.

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    January 24, 2012 at 04:27

  42. Gorgeous wintry images!

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    January 24, 2012 at 04:28

  43. We have no snow here ( a Colorado winter without snow is so strange) so I truly love your pictures as I do love snow!
    A most beautiful post full of magical pictures!
    So love the photo of Oscar!
    Thank you!🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 05:00

  44. Speechless again:)

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    January 24, 2012 at 06:04

  45. Beautiful winter shots. The one with the dog is sweet.

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    January 24, 2012 at 06:15

  46. Ah. the bliss of finally getting snow! Not only does it re-awaken one’s childish dreams but it also covers a lot of man’s sins against nature and turns the earth into a place of wonder and each individual snow star into a blessing.

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    January 24, 2012 at 06:36

  47. Your snow is much prettier than ours..your was all fluffy:)

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    January 24, 2012 at 06:59

  48. gorgeous poem for love & purity! I miss snow, here everything is dry, and looks already like an early spring🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 07:23

  49. Hi there – that shot of the trees looks so cold! Its a great picture.

    SM

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    January 24, 2012 at 08:27

  50. Beautiful post, expressing wonderful sentiments and accompanied by exquisite images!

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    January 24, 2012 at 08:39

  51. Beautiful words and beautiful images🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 08:59

  52. Beautiful winter shots!
    My favorite is (of course) Oscar, he’s so beautiful!

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    January 24, 2012 at 09:06

  53. Lovely photos Oscar is a super dog .
    About Love I Believe Love is shown more than said but it doesn’t hurt to have some new Love words..

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    January 24, 2012 at 10:02

  54. Beautiful wintry images! I love Oscar covered in snow flakes. We had some snow too. I love your heart and your beautiful quote. Have a wonderful day.

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    January 24, 2012 at 10:23

  55. I really love your snowy pictures in combination with the poem LadyFi!!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 10:29

  56. Brrrrrrrrr! It’s 9pm and in the high twenties at the moment. That’s C, not F.

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    January 24, 2012 at 11:19

  57. great shots. The snow looks good on the fur of your dog.🙂 Great shots all of them.

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    January 24, 2012 at 11:48

  58. I can only dream of these sights… thank you for showing.

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    January 24, 2012 at 12:07

  59. glorious images!

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    January 24, 2012 at 12:18

  60. lilalia

    One after the other of fantastic photos! I just wish we could occasionally see the same here in Luebeck.

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    January 24, 2012 at 12:37

  61. Oscar is a snow angel.

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    January 24, 2012 at 13:08

  62. What a beautiful vision, so white and cool..I wish so much that I could look out of my window and see a covering of snow. I’m having a serious case of snow envy haha!

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    January 24, 2012 at 14:06

  63. Wonderful shots altho I don’t care for snow! It can be pretty but a lot of work too.

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    January 24, 2012 at 14:55

  64. Awesome… and so true about snow! The pictures fill us with the feel of quite fall.

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    January 24, 2012 at 15:24

  65. Outstanding photos of capturing the delicacy of snow. You make it downright sexy!

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    January 24, 2012 at 16:05

  66. Gorgeous! We finally received snow last night, too. Our trees look magical.🙂

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    January 24, 2012 at 16:10

  67. Sweet prose, lovely captures of weather and mood.

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    January 24, 2012 at 16:11

  68. Snow is definitively making the world a softer place. We had some last week and it is already all melted away, sigh…

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    January 24, 2012 at 17:09

  69. Every single photo in this post is breathtaking!

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    January 24, 2012 at 18:29

  70. wow, incredibly stunning shots, lady fi!
    i especially love the three from the top. and the first one is really GORGEOUS!!

    thanks for the beauty you share with us!

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    January 24, 2012 at 20:33

  71. Those are amazing photos! I love the white pillows and the sugar-coated tree. Ha, I wonder what my white Retriever would look like in snow. He’s never seen it.🙂

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    January 25, 2012 at 00:46

  72. Al

    I also love snow, and I bet your daughter and dog love it too. Wonderful shots!

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    January 25, 2012 at 01:12

  73. I love it!
    Great shots! Love the one of Oscar!!
    Never heard the quote before but it’s perfect.

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    January 25, 2012 at 01:39

  74. A joy and excitement is coming from the first shots. What delicate and beautiful snow flowers on the leaves! I love the expression Oscar has on the face; so gentle, calm and contemplative. Quiet love and prayer fills the air in the last shot.

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    January 25, 2012 at 02:38

  75. Beautiful snowy poem.

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    January 25, 2012 at 05:24

  76. onceupona

    Kate Bush has a new CD called 50 Words for Snow, the song to match would be a great background for your pictures!

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    January 25, 2012 at 05:34

  77. Have a magical Wednesday!

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    January 25, 2012 at 14:06

  78. Jeanie

    Soft, quiet and stark…….beautiful pictures of the many facets of snow.

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    January 25, 2012 at 14:45

  79. I so love to watch snow fall… I love the photo of the snow layering over your beautiful golden!!! WoW! =)

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    January 25, 2012 at 15:59

  80. Ja, så fikk vi snø – endelig:)
    Kan jo nesten se snøstjernene på de grønne bladene og hunden, – vakkert!

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    January 25, 2012 at 17:59

  81. Hello, I am back!
    Had a great time in Helsinki.

    Lots of snow there too.🙂

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    January 25, 2012 at 23:32

  82. such wonderful images.
    i agree, snow can make the world soft…..

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    January 26, 2012 at 04:08

  83. A very pleasant blog Fi. Nice snowy photos too – Dave

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    January 26, 2012 at 05:21

  84. Love that snowy leaf! So pretty!

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    January 26, 2012 at 08:13

  85. The magic of the snow, no snow here only rain😦
    beautiful series especially the last one is awesome

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    January 26, 2012 at 10:41

  86. All of these are so very beautiful, and a reminder of just how wonderful winter can be.
    I absolutely LOVE the dog.
    Truly a magnificent photograph.

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    January 26, 2012 at 16:57

  87. JM

    All shots are beautiful, but the top one is a winner! Fantastic… and cold, so cold!🙂

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    January 27, 2012 at 13:12

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