Monday, March 4, 2013

Inside That Snow Globe!

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, music in its roar;
I love not man less, but Nature more.
                   George Noel Gordon (Lord Byron)



I remember looking quickly about and making sure I was alone and then reaching high above my head and picking up a round snow globe that sat on a shelf that we were never supposed to touch at someone’s house (I do not know why I cannot remember who lived there). I do remember very carefully picking it up and looking through the glass at the mountains and the little trees, turning it over and then shaking it ever so gently being careful not to drop it then quickly turning it back over and watching the beautiful snow fall on that miniature world and wishing I could climb through a magic door to enter this world of beauty and wonder, this world where there were no worries or troubles, a world of my very own.



I finally found that magical door into my very own snow globe in the wee hours one morning and was overjoyed knowing that it was just as I had always believed it would be.  I climbed over that fence with my snowshoes on and was in that world that I had almost come to believe never really existed after all.

I made my way quickly to the trees; it was if someone had finally picked up that snow globe that was never to be touched off that shelf high above their head and shook that little glass snow globe and then quickly turned it over making the beautiful snow swirl around, this time I was right in the middle of that miniature world, my wish had finally come true.



While standing under those tree branches that hung just above my head completely weighted down, some perched only inches above that ground covered with this light fluffy snow and feeling those huge snowflakes land on my face gently clinging to my eyelashes I could actually hear the snowflakes hit the ground. It was a soft sound that would have been missed had it been later in the day, the early morning quiet making this possible, a time when even the creatures of the forest were still sleeping. No tracks were visible in the fresh falling snow, only my single trail behind. I was alone in my own little world where there was nothing but snow and mountains; at least that is what I imagined those tall evergreen trees that were completely covered with snow towering high above me were. I was but a speck in this world of white.



I found myself wondering if there was another little girl standing just outside the thick round glass above the lightly fallen snow peering in to see this beautiful world and wishing she could just find that magical door and enter, watching the snow fall in that globe then again gently shaking this snow globe over and over dreaming of that day when she could truly enter this world of mystery and wonder shutting out all those worries and troubles.



I found myself wanting to shout out, yes there is a magical world free of all those worries and troubles, hold on and keep shaking that globe and dreaming. Never stop. Dreams do come true.

Later




47 comments:

  1. Boy, are you having fun with your camera. Great shots into your snow globe world.

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  2. The light skiff of snow we got last night was a frozen Wonderland this morning. Beautiful photos, B. And the Slow Cooker Turkey was very yummy.

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  3. I was a little worried you would accidentally break the snow globe. I remember sneaking to pick up a glass black cat my great grandmother had, and breaking it. I loved it (and so did she) so we were both very upset. I was only 3 or so at the time.

    That's a lot of snow you have there!

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  4. goosebumps....love this post...and snow globes. I have a Christmas collection of them.

    Hey - I was thinking....you do need to turn that tree into an Easter tree for your Mom. I force branches every year and set up an Easter tree. I hang different eggs on it. Eggs my cousin and I blew out years ago. We sprayed them with a clear poly and hung them with ribbon. I also felted some eggs which was great fun. Every now and then I add a little more to it. In the spring...pop a few flowers in that tree....it'll look like it's blooming. That tree is going to be special.

    Cindy Bee

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  5. Lovely snow photos, I do enjoy seeing them. Hugs M xoxoxo

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  6. "People often tell me that they've 'forgotten how to dream', but that simply means they're out of practice. ... {Imaginiation}, It's a muscle we all have that can be flexed and strengthened whenever we're ready.
    ~MK Mueller, 8 To Great.

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  7. The snow photos are beautiful!

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  8. Thank you for taking me with you into your stunning snow-globe world. I really almost felt like I stepping into Narnia, it was such a beautiful journey with words and pictures.

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  9. funny the things we remember...i remember when i was about 5, driving from ca to michigan to get my grandma. we had a station wagon, late 60's/early 70's era and i remember laying in the very back with all my blankets, playing with a snow globe we picked up at a gas station (i think)
    that first photo, the one with the little peek through the woods almost looks like a heart!

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  10. You have such a wonderful way with words, Buttons. I felt like I was standing there with you, hearing the snowflakes hit the ground. (but I was warmer, sitting here at my computer with my cappuccinno! :) )

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  11. I always picture a snow globe when I am walking in the softly falling snow. Pretty post :-)

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  12. As much as I hate the winter you make it beautiful with pictures and words.
    Never stop dreaming and believing my dear friend.

    Love You, Betty Anne

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  13. Good Morning Buttons,
    Thank you so much for this splendid post. i have just returned from many days in Wisconsin. Right outside my window looked exactly like this. i was with a group of mystical and loving people and it was sad to be leaving . . your post and pictures give me back the beauty of last week - and help my heart make the transition back to the world where i get to offer the essence of what was there - Your post reminds me - the Beauty is Always there to be found . . . . love & love, -g-

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  14. I remember the wonder of looking at a snow globe for the first time. Your walk through the woods and your description of it does justice to the wonderment of it.

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  15. Look like the Wonderland of Alice is now in winter.

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  16. The solitude, the beauty, the silence...so wonderful.

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  17. Thank you for bringing us into the snow globe world. I love your description of the sound of the falling snow and could imagine being there. We're supposed to get some snow here late Tuesday and Wednesday--can't wait! :-)

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  18. Thanks Buttons, for taking us there to the magical world, throught your pictures....

    Hugs
    auntie m

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  19. Buttons,

    I love snow globes, and it sure looks like you have one right there were you live. The pictures you've taken and posted are so gorgeous. Your pictures make me feel as if I'm right there enjoying the snow myself.

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  20. A magical place indeed B.

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  21. really beautiful. i remember those days of solid white and soft snow and endless quiet.

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  22. I love your magical snow globe world, B. And you know something else? Your writing is a treat that I really look forward to because I think it's pretty magical too:)

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  23. Love your photos - its peaceful, a sanctuary...and your words as usual put us there....but~

    You know that line you wrote about "quickly turning it back over and watching the beautiful snow fall on that miniature world" ?

    well, insert the words "manically flipping it back and forth until the huge chunks of snow are swirling dangerously close to the little house on the mountaintop risking to blow it off in a forever rush of slushy 55 mph windspeed"

    yep. like that. we cant even see across the field... :o!

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  24. Beautiful photos - and I love the image of a little girl shaking the snow globe. Morning is so peaceful and there is nothing quite like the soft sound of snow falling.

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful photos!

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  26. Fantastic photos and post ! It is so tranquil in the woods when it has or is snowing isn't it ? It is a world of it's own . Have a good day !

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  27. I just love this, Buttons! After hearing so much griping about winter and the snow (myself included) it's nice to see someone actually enjoying winter :)

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  28. Oh, B, what a wonderful description of your snow-filled world. Your photos are marvelous!

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  29. as i read, i closed my eyes for just a minute. i could feel the cold, i could see the snow!!

    great entry b, you and leo belong together!!

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  30. What wonderful memories you and Leo are creating!

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  31. Everything looks so lovely!

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  32. Lovely! Some days it pays to get up very early - early enough to capture this kind of beauty.

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  33. I love your writings, you need to write a book. I'm glad your snowshoeing adventure turned out great, love the photos.

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  34. I love snow globes.... the nice ones, not the chintzy ones. I also love how you can take a picture of snow and make me see how beautiful it is.

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  35. So beautiful, I love snow pictures!
    Greetings from Argentina
    Elisa

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  36. A beautiful winter wonderland.

    Life's blessings, beauty and putting our minds at rest is a good way to enjoy life.

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  37. What beautiful, magical photos, Buttons. I can feel the still, cold air on my face and imagine that little girl twirling around inside that snow globe world. xoxo

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  38. Beautiful scenes -- but if we get any snow like that I may lose "it"
    permanently! Lol. xo

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  39. You truly are inside the snow globe and you have the pictures to prove it!! That second one should be on a Christmas card!! :)

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  40. I love that first photo - looking through a tunnel into - what...
    My mom said they had slush, rather than snow last week!! 9She lives 100 miles the other side of Toronto.)

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  41. Beautifully written with wonderful imagery. I know that sound of falling snow hitting the ground, but forgot I knew until I read your post. Thanks for that!

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  42. Lovely pics as always, Buttons!

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  43. Isn't it magnificent when the peaceful surroundings, the georgeous images of nature before you and the feelings they ignite ~ invite the magic!

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