Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Stroll-November 30, 2008

First snow! It was so beautiful to see, when I got up a little before dawn this morning. I love the way it hushes everything.

The last red leaves clinging to the burning bush became tree ornaments.


It was the type of still, quiet snowfall that leaves a cake-frosting layer on each branch.

The seed heads of the black-eyed susans became cotton balls.

I drove to the church, and chose a parking spot overlooking the park.

The bald cypress was flocked with white.

The holly by the door provided a foretaste of the Advent decor inside.

Both worship spaces reflected the hard work of the Visual Inspiration Committee's labors the day before.

The first snow, and the first Sunday of Advent!

To see where others strolled today, visit The Quiet Country House.
This post has also been entered in Nancy Bond's First Snowfall meme. There are many other beautiful entries there from all over North America and Britain.

8 comments:

Rose said...

I see we are of like minds today, Joyce:) But today's snow was truly magical, wasn't it? I only wished the little grandkids were here today to see their reaction.

I've gotten behind this week in blog reading; I will be back later to read your other thankful posts.

Happy Advent! Your church sanctuary looks very festive already.

Everydaywoman said...

How beautiful....both the new blanket of snow and your lively church decorations! Really helps put you in the spirit of Christmas! Happy first Sunday of Advent! Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

nancybond said...

Beautiful photos of your first snowfall, Joyce! I'll add a link to the First Snowfall Project. :)

Aisling said...

Joyce, I love the blue morning photo. What a serene lovely light!
Thank you for sharing your snow!

Joyce said...

Happy Advent, ladies!

Nancy, thank you for sponsoring the First Snowfall Project. Beautiful idea!

Green Bean said...

Stunning photos! I feel like I'm there - but for the warmer weather here. :)

CindyW said...

So sorry to have missed your Sunday stroll. Been really really busy.

Wow how did it go from golden leaves gently swinging in the fall breeze to that much snow?!

Beautiful nonetheless.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

How beautiful it all looks. I just lovely the lace-effect of the dark branches coated with snow.