Yes this blog is for you and you alone.
It has taken me this long to find the right picture.
For months, I've waited to photograph these trees.
For weeks, I've waited for the snow to fall just right.
It didn't snow when I wanted it to.
Today I took the picture.
Today I thought about you.
Today I remember
what an integral
part of my growth you have been...
Before you say anything...
let me say this again,
of new snow under my snowshoe.
Nature drops its blanket of white.
The mountains sigh, the woods renew.
Silence, just hare and deer and I
to enjoy this first winters day.
God's blessings float down by the millions
in an intricate aerial ballet.
Silence, look up to the snow filled sky
and thank God in a clear deep voice.
A prayer of awe and thanks with eyes wide open
head thrown back in full rejoice.