Though it’s been snowing all over the blogosphere, here on Dream Tree Bayou, it’s not quite cold enough for the manna to fall from the sky. A frosty morning could easily fool the hardiest of dreamers, including yours truly.
In spite of our snowless existence in the Deep South, I find winter on the water positively dreamy. When a cold front disturbs the stillness of the night, you can hear it before you can feel it. Wind tears across the water furiously and makes itself known to all those sleepy heads buried under the covers. With the passage of time, I had forgotten how years ago I always looked forward to the relentless wind of a cold front on Sundown Bayou. Though the front brings a chill, it warms me from the inside out, like a cup of hot chocolate.
The water fowl who call this bayou home seem perfectly cozy in the chilly waters. What’s next for them? What does the future hold for them? They don’t know or care that the new year is only days away. They wade through life in the present moment.
They make me feel at home here, beside them on our little corner of the planet. I don’t need to know what happens next either. Not anymore. Now is good enough for me.
And right now, at this moment, I think I’ll go sit by the fire and have a cup of hot chocolate. With extra marshmallows.
It does look and feel dreamy through your words, Stacy. (Like Mariette up above I think you write in a most poetic and inspiring way.) Feeling inspired to go outside for a walk in the *very* lazy falling snow this afternoon.
Thank you, Kathy, for the kind words about my words! Praise from fellow writers is the best kind of praise.
Would you do me a favor – take a few extra steps in the snow for me?
Happy New Year, Kathy! ❤
OK, will do! (Kiah just said your comment on my blog was sweet.)
Just telling it like it is, Kathy. 😉
You describe your winter view from your window and home so poetically. Indeed, the deep south often lacks that powdered sugar being shaken down by the heavenly muffineer…. But you are right about the wind, we heard it blast around our brick chimney the other nights and it feels so good to be tucked under a fluffy goosedown duvet! That also explains why the waterfowl don’t worry. They drift on their own down and feel protected very well from the elements. May they stay for a long and happy time and so may you and your loved ones. Many more hot chocolate cups more! Have a great New Year’s Eve and a Happy New Year.
You describe the white stuff quite poetically yourself, Mariette.
Happy New Year to you, too! I can’t wait for 2013 and more visits with you. ❤
I do not mind the no snow. I never liked the decade snowfall anyway 😉 Happy New Year, Stacy. xxx
I think you’re not alone in the “no-snow” mindset, Red. I don’t necessarily want to be outside in it, but it is pretty to look at from a cozy living room. 😀
Happy New Year to you and yours, Red! ❤
The frost is very beautiful. And those camelias are lovely too! Camelias always remind me of England for some reason, although I’m sure we had them in Portland as well. Perhaps I only began to notice them once I had left home?
Your woodstove looks so very cosy. What a beautiful new home you have!
Camellias are my favorite flower – they add a dash of color to an otherwise grey winter.
I love the place we found, a place to call home….it has been a long time, and I’m glad to finally be settling somewhere, at least for a while. (I can never say “forever” anymore. Life changes so drastically from one year to the next.)
Happy New Year, Christine! ❤
What a lovely view you have, Stacy Lyn! Who needs snow when you have water, and all those beautiful waterfowl. The camelia bush is beautiful with it’s pink flowers. Sounds warm and cozy and I am so happy to hear that you are content! Hot chocolate sounds good right now. Hugs xx
It is an amazing view, and I am so thankful to have found this beautiful place. ❤
El Guapo said:
A cup of hot chocolate would be the perfect accompaniment for the cold here in NYC (they’re calling for snow tomorrow), but alas, I’ll need coffee to carry me through the rest of the day.
Relaxed and mellow sounds like a great way to celebrate the new year, and I wish you and Norm all happiness in it!
Aw – thank you for the kind thoughts, Guap. I wish the same for you and your gal. ❤