"Never miss a chance to do good"--David Stanley
Oh, I so love the purity of snow in the quiet. What a lovely view.
Lucky you :)
After looking at this peaceful picture again I wondered which of the four roads/driveways would you travel? I'm leaning toward tire tracks but still a bit unsure.
Lovely photo, so peaceful. No hesitation, I would be drawn to the Christmas tree at the end of the road. Beautiful.
Wait, that is a Christmas tree, isn't it?
Gorgeous. Makes me want to grab a book and curl up by the fire.
Beautiful! Hmm, for 2N's question, from left to right I'd pick #2. Kind of wild (but not as wild as #1), and close to #3 which I'm guessing has a fireplace, hot cocoa, and Christmas cookies, i.e. the fun neighbor. #4 looks to me like it goes to the next town over.
Lovely and thanks for sharing this. We had a 50 degree day in Michigan for Christmas. It was so disappointing. We're supposed to have snow tomorrow, but who knows. So I shall enjoy my snow vicariously :)The Road Not Taken BY ROBERT FROSTTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.
What a beautiful snow scene. My mind immediately went to the Robert Frost poem! I love how the tree lights draw the eye to the end of the middle path.
There's something about a picture of a pathway, or four, that always draws me in. You've perfectly captured the feel of Alaska in the winter. No color, just form, and even the shapes are rounded and smoothed by snow. Shh...
Love this image with its dreams of unplugging--from work, from crowds, from discourtesy--and finding quiet neighborliness and aloneness. Nightsmusic: It's a snowstormy day in Minnesota, so hopefully it continues your way.
Lisa, it's supposed to start here in earnest around 10 tonight. Three inches by tomorrow morning, but I'm always so disappointed by the inaccuracy of the weather reports. You know the old saying, it's the only job where you can be wrong 90% of the time and still keep it.
It's such a beautiful, calm scene, and then that bright yellow triangle on path #3 grabs your attention. Wanting to know what it was, I'd choose that path.
Is that the Gorton's Fisherman in that yellow slicker?Maybe he is just stopping by the woods on a snowy eveningWhose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.I would take the road to the right, it looks like it opens on some more divine vistasI got close to there in the late 70's. The great adventure to see Alaska before it got trashed. You can see such great notions of what the world once looked like, gorgeous, but not so much for a thin blooded Floridian
I'm TOTALLY fond of this - snow, high fog, quiet, nature, cosy, and that lit up Christmas tree.I do hope you had to take the second path from the right to get to where you wanted to!!
I miss snow... Living in a temperate climate does have advantages, but I do miss snow. Especially at Christmas. Even having had more summer Christmases than winter ones now, it still feels wrong.
Thanks, y’all!I believe that is a Christmas tree.Our daughter & fam rent a house inside a nature preserve. This pic is where three driveways branch off the private road (#4, right). Our daughter’s drive is #1 on the left.The previous two trips, I thought they were all driveways. It was this trip I found out the private road went on as #4. Next trip I will wander down it.About a half mile behind where I stood to take this photo is the Eagle River Mature Center, where we parked the rental car until the snow fell, due to the icy dirt road and lack of chains.
*Nature Center, not Mature Center. Sheesh.
I love this pic. It makes me feel so homesick for Minnesota, although MN is generally flatter than this. Thank you, Miles, for sharing it.And I agree with Beth's description of winter in northern areas as being no colour, just form. You see the dark bare bones against a stark white landscape. There's nothing else like it.We tied a record high 76* here today. Sigh.
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