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WordPress Photo Challenge: Peaceful

It started snowing last night.  By the morning, the world around my house was white and snowy and full of gleeful children’s voices sliding down our neighborhood sledding hill.  But last night?

Last night, the world got quiet.  The poet David Berman has a line in his poem Snow that goes like this:  “Our voices hung close in the new acoustics.”  There is a closeness, a quietness, a peacefulness about a snowy night.  The whole world goes quiet.

Thanks to WordPress Photo Challenge for the topic this week:  Peaceful.


12 responses

  1. That excerpt from the poem captures what I have noticed but didn’t have words for. Thank you.
    A peaceful scene for sure!

    January 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  2. Great!! 🙂

    January 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  3. actually spent some time in Abbotsford this afternoon – you got lots of snow! much more than at my end.
    thank you for sharing this peaceful moment.

    January 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    • You’re welcome. The less-than-peaceful fallout from snow like this, though, is still to come. Here’s hoping the roads stay manageable.

      January 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

      • You have my vote on that 🙂

        January 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

  4. Great picture..

    January 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

  5. Love it!

    January 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  6. Love that snow peace, great shot!

    January 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

  7. jbheronneau

    Peaceful in the street… No kidding 🙂
    I like the atmosphere of your picture!
    Well done!

    Here are my pictures:

    Hope you’ll visit…


    January 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  8. what a really creative take on the theme…

    January 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    • Thanks. I’m surprised at my own imagination at this point in the year, but thanks for the encouragement.

      January 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  9. Peaceful indeed and awesome picture! Thanks for the share 🙂

    January 18, 2012 at 6:13 am