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Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes




Snowflakes glisten

descending, suspended

in mid-air as if time is standing still-

catching on leaf and blade;

green gone to white.


© Donna Donabella 2014



I wrote this poem during a very cold, white winter in 2012.  And the first week in January of this year, 2015, we had quite a snowstorm that is pictured here.  I love how the snow falls about the garden especially around the gazebo.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

gazebo collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  



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Special Note: The snow pictures here are from a recent lake effect snow storm where we had 11 inches in 5 hours.



I leave you with a little reminder of the beauty of snow.   I welcome you to download the photo and share it.


All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. January 18, 2015    

    loved the composition of the photo.
    the poem has a very oriental, minimalist feel. so soothing

    • January 18, 2015    

      Thank you totomai…I really loved capturing that image. And I love to write with few words.

  2. January 18, 2015    

    ah i could do with a bit more white….
    we only had like a half inch this week…
    i want enough to play in….smiles.

  3. January 18, 2015    

    You have given the reader a vivid picture of the change from snowless to snowy. Green gone to white is beautiful, isn’t it? I love to look at the trees after a light and fluffy snow & often wish I could be a painter & preserve the scene forever.

    • January 18, 2015    

      Then I have accomplished my mission Mary with this poem…I wanted to express the lovely sight of that first snow and how it quickly and completely changes the landscape.

  4. January 18, 2015    

    The suspension is what I like best about snow when it’s slow and enough to change the color of things.

    • January 18, 2015    

      I agree Susan…when the snow floats slowly it just makes the whole landscape magical.

  5. January 18, 2015    

    How everything turns to white with snow ~ Like that mid-air suspension ~

    • January 18, 2015    

      Thanks so much Grace…truly a beautiful scene when the snow hangs on the air.

  6. January 18, 2015    

    Donna, I love your pretty poem and the mosiac. Beautiful snowy images.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

    • January 18, 2015    

      Thanks Eileen…so happy you enjoyed the post….have a great week.

  7. January 18, 2015    

    a lovely “snow flake” diamente; have a good Sunday

    much love…

    • January 18, 2015    

      gillena I wish I could have created the poem in the shape of a snowflake, but the diamente was close enough.

  8. January 18, 2015    

    Hi Donna, your gazebo is adorable. Love the poem & photos. We haven’t had much snow in my area of NY. It’s been mostly cold & gray. Days are getting longer and lighter which makes me think Spring will arrive sooner this year. 🙂

    • January 18, 2015    

      Oh I wish spring was sooner, but it has been so cold here….more cold and snow on the way after a respite of 40 today…

  9. January 18, 2015    

    The gentle fall of snowflakes have that feeling of time moving at slower pace.. that suspension… love it.

    • January 18, 2015    

      Thanks Bjorn….I think that is what I love about winter…the slower pace.

  10. January 18, 2015    

    Monochromatic magic.

  11. January 18, 2015    

    Beautiful photos, Donna. Loved the poem……..we are having such a mild winter here it is really unbelievable.

    • January 18, 2015    

      Happy to hear your winter is delightful Sherry….and so pleased you enjoyed the post!

  12. January 18, 2015    

    Just Lovely! perfectly expressed piece Donna and great last line too – thanks for this… With Best Wishes Scott

    • January 18, 2015    

      Well thank you Scott…you are most welcome.

  13. January 18, 2015    

    Beautiful images through both words and picture. Your photo reminded me of Saul Leiter.

    • January 18, 2015    

      Oh Gabriella what an incredible compliment…love Saul!

  14. January 18, 2015    

    I hate the cold – but how blessed I am that in pictures and words you show me the beauty of snow (without my having to experience it first-hand).

  15. ZQ ZQ
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  16. January 18, 2015    

    You create an attraction to winter, here, especially for those of us living in the US desert southwest, where today’s high is 77f!

    • January 18, 2015    

      Well that is quite a compliment Kim…how nice to have that warm weather right now…been a bit toooo cold lately.

  17. January 18, 2015    

    The second line is out of this world. I think those words are going to be with me for a while.

    • January 18, 2015    

      So glad you really enjoyed it Jessica!

  18. nan nan
    January 18, 2015    

    I really like this… has a very present feel to it (as if it is my every day… and it sort of is). Lovely stream of consciousness….

    • January 18, 2015    

      To live like a snowflake slowly descending and taking life at such a lovely pace would be pure bliss and quite a goal to work toward. Glad you enjoyed the poem Nan!

  19. January 18, 2015    

    I love snow–and I enjoyed your seasonal, snow-filled piece.

  20. January 19, 2015    

    unfortunately all our snow is gone already… i love the serenity of snowflakes and how they just change the look and mood of the familiar things around us

    • January 19, 2015    

      Absolutely Claudia…your description is one of the best things about snow.

  21. January 19, 2015    

    You capture the weather so well here. Great poem.

    • January 19, 2015    

      I think it stems from being in winter and snow for so many months…I watch it closely and it has such a powerful effect on me and my senses. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  22. Kerry O'Connor Kerry O'Connor
    January 19, 2015    


    • January 19, 2015    

      It does feel magical when the snow is falling here Kerry!

  23. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    January 19, 2015    

    You’ve featured a favourite subject of mine this week Donna – snowflakes – kisses from heaven. Green gone to white can happen in the blink of an eye, can’t it?
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • January 19, 2015    

      Oh indeed they are kisses from heaven and you should write a poem with that title Judith! I think I love how it does swallow everything in the blink of an eye and then gone again to green when it melts much slower…

  24. January 19, 2015    

    The poem goes perfectly with the beautiful pictures. I can’t imagine that much snow. So nice to look at.

    • January 19, 2015    

      So happy you enjoyed our snow….the nice thing about snow Myrna is that it melts so it is not permanent. And it is pretty each time it falls from the sky onto the landscape.

  25. January 19, 2015    

    Snow falling is so beautiful. Great photos.

    • January 19, 2015    

      So glad you enjoyed the snowy images Lorrie!

  26. January 19, 2015    

    Having had a little time to ‘pause’ and catch up with your recent posts, I have enjoyed chilling out with you for a while! But as you know we have a lot going on here so must now dash 🙂
    Be back soon!
    Wren x

    • January 20, 2015    

      Wren I am thrilled you could visit and you enjoyed yourself….have a ball with our your wonderful activities!

  27. January 19, 2015    

    I love snow flake photos! These are all so beautiful!

  28. January 19, 2015    

    Beautiful words and images. I don’t see snow much any more unless I happen to be visiting family in Missouri or Oklahoma in winter.

    • January 20, 2015    

      Well then I am glad I could bring you some lovely snowy images Susie!

  29. January 20, 2015    

    A beautiful description of what is going on here, right now!

    • January 20, 2015    

      So glad you enjoyed my snowy post!

  30. January 20, 2015    

    Beautiful Donna. I love snow and am sad that we have not had more of it here this year… but there is still plenty of time, and I’m enjoying the small amounts that have accrued.

    • January 20, 2015    

      We are about 2 feet behind here with snow but we have about a foot of snow cover still….there is plenty of time for you Laura and I hope you do get a bit more.

  31. January 20, 2015    

    love, love, love, love, love, love, love……..
    so much love:)

    • January 20, 2015    

      I am feelin’ the love my friend 🙂

  32. January 20, 2015    

    I really like the poem and the photo you made!

    • January 21, 2015    

      Thanks Michelle….nature is such a wonder for artists and writers….I love its inspiration!

  33. January 23, 2015    

    Awesome winter it is!

    • January 23, 2015    

      I love celebrating nature and winter is a great time to celebrate its beauty!

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