one enchanted evening…


Enchanted,  I followed the snowfall
into the park
and slid down the hill,
silent in the night


the quiet fell
soft as snow
and my heart knelt down
in wonder


and thumped hard with joy
as the sky opened wide,
belted out a mysterious  hush
and wrapped me in the sound

this mercy falling down
gathering the me up
into swirling awe
and nudging me
more alive
in the living.


So grateful for this peaches and cream snow
and tickled you can wallow in it with me!

“Nothing’s more fun
than being carried away.”

-Jerry Spinelli


  1. She Who Carries Camera on February 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    splendid, indeed! images and words….you sucked me right in! unfortunately, here in Atlanta we didn’t even see a flake.

  2. Just Be Real on February 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Dang, those pictures are awesome. Even the first one could be black and white and it brings out the “color” of the event. Thank you dear one for sharing these. Brings me back to a time…… Hugs.

  3. Nancy on February 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Amazing pictures and it sounds like it was an amazing experience as well…..I love reading about your adventures….

    We didn’t get any; but it sure came to all around us…..

  4. Michele Bergh on February 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Enchanting is right! These images are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Lindsay on February 18, 2013 at 3:53 am

    The pictures look magical! I especially love the tiny snow flakes so close to the lens. We had some snow here too some weeks ago… but today looks like good Spring weather. 🙂

  6. Julia Bourque on February 18, 2013 at 5:09 am

    A magical moment filled with awesome wonder and beauty captured for ever in a split second and shared over the globe, that too is a wondrous thing and I’m feasting my eyes on what you saw miles away from here. Every branch and tiny twigs covered and not
    overlooked with a fleeting blanket of mirthful white.

    Thank you for sharing these awesome photos. They gladden my hear fickle heart.
    Our snow storm somehow has lost it’s magic but I let his fierce wind carry my cares away for another day.

  7. Barbara on February 18, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Loved those photos of big snowflakes with your sweet words! Beautiful imagery and words to encourage me in my day. <3

  8. Kathy on February 18, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Hello, Jennifer! I do feel best when I am out in nature. Admittedly, I have been outside enjoying our frozen season only one time this year. Your words are beautiful. Your heart is warm. You inspire me to experience my snowflakes today! Hugs to you, my friend, kathy

  9. Deborah on February 18, 2013 at 7:48 am

    This light you have captured here just makes me swoon. Lovely, lovely post.

  10. rachel awes on February 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

    these photos are GORGEOUS!!!
    pure inspiration, dear one!

  11. Lynn on February 18, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I’m so used to coming to your site and having my eyes washed with bright color. What a surprise to see mainly greyscale. Leave it to you to have glorious pops of color peeking out! Tee hee! Love what you have written as well.

  12. Petra on February 18, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Jennifer, I love this walk in Wonderland! The lamp in the first picture looks like a magic wand switching on the little snowy lights… 🙂

  13. Mary on February 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

    A wonderland these pictures are…don’t you just see the smile on the the wonder-makers face, and feel His good pleasure…

    Jen, I love your responsiveness to the one calling you to play! So much if offered…to eyes that see!


  14. kathryn on February 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    this has to be one of my favorite posts…love the images along with the words…a beautiful blend!!

  15. Jan on February 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I just read a comment you left on Cranial Purge and had to follow links to here and I liked what I saw and now have subscribed. gorgeous words and photos. I’ll stick around for awhile and peek into your archives. Nice to meet you.

  16. Susan on February 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Pure gorgeous-ness, my friend! I do love your words & magic images.

  17. Barbara on February 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for taking us along with you! No snow for us this year and I miss playing in it. I’m glad you were able to! The photos are magical!

  18. Kel on February 19, 2013 at 2:22 am

    oh how my inner kidlet wants to be there
    to feel the soft snow falling
    to breathe the crisp cold air
    to hear the squeak of my shoes
    in the white fluffy stuff
    and reclaim a sense of wonder

  19. mary on February 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

    just wanted to check with the corrected email i sent you on facebook,( and i made sure the email above was correct) that you could respond without it being returned. praying this works!!

    have a wonderful day my friend!

  20. Suzanne McRae on February 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    This is all so magical Jennifer. Beautiful photos also. This is the exact same weather we are having this evening. xo

  21. Nancy on February 20, 2013 at 5:18 am

    That’s lovely — but sad about the frozen blooms. 🙂

  22. S. Etole on February 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    You truly did capture the enchantment of the evening. Beautiful!

  23. Cathy on February 22, 2013 at 6:52 am

    The pictures show how quiet and peaceful the beautiful snow is and the words help bring back all of our fond memories. Beautiful as always!!

  24. Relyn on February 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Oh my gosh! OH! MY!! GOSH!!! I am completely in love with these images. Oh my!! GOSH!!

  25. sharon leaf on February 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    May you forever capture the breathtaking moments that the rest of us oftentimes miss.

  26. jeanie on February 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I gasped when I turned into these photos. They are amazing and beautiful. I this your time in NC right now? I always think of the mountains with the snow and the valleys not so much. I have to say that when I see snow through your eyes, I actually like it!

  27. Marcie on February 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Love…love…love these images!! And what a surprise to see the blossoms buried in the snow. Beautiful – as always.

  28. Just Be Real on February 25, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Hugs to you Jen…..

  29. Kim on February 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Gorgeous everything! xo

  30. beth on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

    how did you make a snowfall look so beautiful?
    these are gorgeous !

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