Flakes and Flakes of Snow

by Sherry Riter in Weather

I was shocked when I opened the door this morning!

As soon as I saw the beauty,
I couldn’t wait to get my shoes in it
and feel the big flakes hitting my face.
I quickly revert back to a small child when the snow starts to fall.

When the snow fell last night,
it stuck on all the limbs of the trees resting lightly like little pillows.

There was ice

on the berries

and icicles

dripping from the leaves.

The beauty of the snow as it covers everything just thrills my soul.

I really did miss my calling in life…
I should have been a farmer’s wife in the snow country

and then I could sit next to a roaring fire,
wearing flannel shirts and fat slippers,

while I quilt and sew.
Then occasionally I could look at the pillows of snow through the window

and feel peace.

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 arohanui December 14, 2010 at 5:56 am

Just lovely! I'm almost envious, almost…I do love summer 🙂


2 By Word of Mouth December 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm

What beautiful photographs – you really do have a talent!
I see a calendar in your future – at the very least 🙂


3 Gail December 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Wow, great photos! Stay warm.


4 sarah December 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

wow…these shots are the aboslute best. Hard to believe you have berries and snow at the same time.


5 katlupe December 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I think someone sent you this snow for a reason. You were talking about snow for awhile now so I am sure you will enjoy it.


6 Le'Ann Ruggles December 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Lovely! Almost makes me wish I lived in a part of the country that gets snow.


7 txterryo December 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Your pictures are stunning!!

Also, being in Texas with my 70 degree day today, I'm jealous of the snow!


8 lightsinthemidst December 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

I am touched by the beauty of your words and the beautiful photo's. Awesome!


9 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Man, I thought this was going to be a post about dandruff!

ps the photos are gorgeous 🙂


10 Holly December 20, 2010 at 8:28 am

You make me FEEL your love of the snow! You RITE so beautifully!

Your pictures ARE wonderful!!



11 Hillary- A Photographer Friend December 29, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I was sent a link to your page from a photographer friend who is aware of your blog. He was a bit freaked out to see your picture here with your feet in the snow..you see, I too am a photographer with red hair and this was a shot I posted this week on our SmugMugMeet-up groups website. I hope you will be able to see this link…it is rather amazing.
I have just 'liked' you on Facebook and look forward to seeing more of your posts!
Happy New Year! Hillary


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