Winter Morning


By Mother Nature and Ogden Nash

“Winter is the king of showmen


Turning tree stumps into snow men


And houses into birthday cakes

And spreading sugar over lakes


Smooth and clean and frosty white


The world looks good enough to bite


That’s the season to be young


Catching snowflakes on your tongue


Snow is snowy when it’s snowing


I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going”


Winter Morning Poem by Ogden Nash

we’ve been hit with snow again here in the Washington DC area  … snow on snow … with more on the way this weekend … the photos with the yellow glow are ones I took at midnight last night … I like the way they are not quite in focus … it certainly is a winter wonderland … a winter to remember … we never have this many snow events all in a row (more than 24 inches already this winter) … never say never … Enjoy * Enjoy


32 responses to “Winter Morning

  1. It was such a magical snow last night and this morning with the white fog. Would not have been surprised to see Cinderella in her white carriage coming out of the woods….. or the Snow Queen. Yes it was so magical and still is right now. Beautiful photos.

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  2. Gorgeous photography Patty! I remember those kind of winters in Indiana *smiles*

    Thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway.

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  3. Lovely pics… and it looks just like that her this morning too.. more and more snow.. how many weeks till spring? lol
    have a great day!

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  4. Wow, makes me shiver just looking at these!
    Beautiful photos 🙂

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  5. You’ve shown us a magical, enchanted world this morning, Patty! Stunning captures. You’re truly a woman of many talents. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  6. When I see winter through your eyes, I almost like it. Your photos, on the other hand, I like a LOT!

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  7. Yeah Patty thans for sharing your wonderful snow photos. Snow is a dream. Love the snow.

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  8. What great shimmery, shivery snow pictures. They are terrific. Ogden Nash and Mother Nature make a great pair.

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  9. I just love Ogden Nash, and you set his poetry to pictures beautifully!! Stay warm and safe!

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  10. Wow! and more this weekend. I love the photo of the gate! I was coming up Friday to see my folks in Arlington but decided to wait a few days till the snow has passed. It is 56 today here and sunny, funny how a few hundred miles can be so different.

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  11. Patty ~
    Your pictures are so dreamy! And fit perfectly with the poetry! Many warm and cozy blessings!

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  12. oh my! how many is this? I still think I am way ahead of you!!! beautiful dearie! xo

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  13. Beautiful post Patty thanks to you mostly, with a little help from MN and Mr. Nash. I hope that you don’t run out of milk, (or Tea!), or something else vital! Take care my friend. C

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  14. Cannot imagine living somewhere where you get so much snow! We have been enjoying a “proper” summer this week! :))

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  15. Wonderful fotos! I love to paint the snow, look at the snow,,,,but DRIVING….ugh!!! We are having soooo much snow this year too,,,my shovel has never seen as much action as it has this year. I am ready for those “stinky pink” tulips to start coming up!!!

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  16. Wow! What beauty! I’ve never been in snow like that. Well, except in Colorado for ski trips…but they didn’t have all the little fences and trees and bird houses you have. ha!

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  17. Is there another Carmen out there? I was still reading the paper at eleven this a.m. I’m the lazy Carmen! But when I saw the snow this morning, I knew you would have some beautiful photos. You never disapoint me. Very nice. It was really beautiful.

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  18. You took some awesome pix, Patty. I think your snow must have been wetter than ours. But now that the slush has melted and frozen, my car has settled up against a bush. I couldn’t control the slide as I came up the driveway hill. And more on the way. It is beautiful, though.

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  19. Your pictures are fantastic as usual…your capture winter at its most beautiful.

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  20. Hi Patty, thanks for finding me! Love your blog, and the photos are amazing. I’m in CA, so these are really fun to see. You’re entered in my giveaway. Thanks a ton. Riki

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  21. oh my ! such beautiful pictures Patty. i can only dream what it would be like…
    Poor Charlie is sick but luckily school has been cancelled because of all their snow…

    jenxo

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  22. I am always in awe of your photography, and this post is no exception. I can’t believe all the snow you are getting. You have certainly had your share this year. But look on the bright side. You have some gorgeous pictures from it.

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  23. breathtakingly beautiful

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  24. Beautiful shots !!!

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  25. I was just going to compliment you on your poetry – guess that compliment must go to O.N>!!! :>) But, great photos – and lovely teacup!!!

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  26. Uh Patty do you sleep? My those are gorgeous pictures. I love the nite pic’s. Makes the planter almost look like an owl.

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  27. o my gosh! how beautiful! we are getting some of that right now! but not as pretty as yours!!!!

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  28. beautiful and I can hear the quiet…your photos always whisper in my ear…I know I have said that before, but I have to tell you again…..

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  29. Beautiful post! Perfect marriage of photos and prose (you do that SO well!) Well, if you have to be overwelmed by the weather, at least it’s gorgeous! Best enjoyed when there’s no job to commute to daily!

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  30. Deine Schneebilder sind super ! Schönes Wochende. l.G. Xela

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  32. Great post, love your pictures! This really winter;o)

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