Thematic Photograph - Quiet

This weeks challenge by Carmi at Written Inc is Quiet.

We stored the patio umbrella, but somehow never got around to taking down the deck chairs by the pond. Now they are icy silhouettes beneath a foot of snow.

There is something about the snow that muffles the ordinary sounds of life going on beneath or around it.

The water continues to circulate in the fish pond without me detecting the usual hum. My husband assured me that the pump was working and pipes would not freeze.

The birds at the feeders across the lawn are chirping, but their chatter is swallowed by the stillness and consumed.

I think if I should speak aloud that the words would freeze and be buried by the the rush and hush of the falling snow.

Even the crunch of the snow under my (much too short) boots is interrupted by the sound of silence.

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Comments

Mojo said…
Isn't it amazing how much the snow dampens sound? And it's beautiful to look at too.
storyteller said…
Lovely to look at ... and fascinating to read your description too.
Hugs and blessings,
Barb said…
I love the quiet of fresh fallen snow --- also the magical creatures that snow creates out of lawn furniture! This is a beautiful photo.
WT said…
That picture is beautiful, it almost makes me want to see snow first-hand.
Kaycie said…
Absolutely gorgeous, Pamela, both the picture and your words.
tlawwife said…
I love the shapes that snow makes.
Gattina said…
Although I don't like snow at all, I have to admit it looks beautiful !
It's a looooong time ago I haven't seen snow that even only covers the grass !
karisma said…
Wow! Now I was not worried so much about your chairs, what about your lovely garden! How on earth does it survive that freezing? Amazing! It does look beautiful though.
DesLily said…
it's so beautiful before the shovels get to it!!

wild guess here that you are having a white christmas!!
Jodi said…
It's beautiful... as long as you don't have to go anywhere!!

We are getting hit with snow right now... 9-12 inches in a 12 hour period... I guess we don't need to dream about a White Christmas this year, do we?!?!?

Enjoy the beauty...
Desert Songbird said…
There is a gentle quiet associated with snow when it first falls. It is amazing.
jill said…
this is beautiful - both the picture and the wtiting.

i agree, i would feel the need to whisper - if i spoke at all.
ChrisB said…
Your picture is beautiful. It s such a long time since we've had any real snow and I'd forgotten about the,almost, eerie silence you get. You will be having a white Christmas-I just hope we don't get rain!
Mama Voss said…
Beautiful picture... so peaceful!
Amanda said…
Purdy mom!! It's snowing here too, but nothing like that! I hope you and dad are staying warm with hot cocoa and/or hot toddies! :)
Molly said…
Lovely picture Pamela. We have been having some weather here in the midwest too, but we have had more ice than snow.
ciara said…
very pretty :)

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Jeanette said…
Gday Pamela, Beautiful Photo's.. Snow BBBBRRRRRRRRR, Oh how I hate the cold weather...
kitten said…
OMGees! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
dawn said…
It is a beautiful scene. Is your pond heated? Our pond is frozen through with the cold temperatures we have been having.
Peter said…
Lovely photo Pamela, quiet and COLD was my first reaction.
Junebug said…
You have made a very poetic post and painted a vivid story. Beautiful!
A Spot of T said…
Gorgeous! It almost looks like you have more snow then we do here.
Shelby said…
oh it looks sooooo beautiful and very cold. But wintry is what we want to see when it's Christmas (or I do).

Happy Sunday and Merry Christmas week!!
kailani said…
I would love to jump in there! LOL!
Trish said…
wow - very cool photo ! One day I would love a white Christmas
lisaschaos said…
The deck chairs still look pretty comfy! :)
PastorMac's Ann said…
"I think if I should speak aloud that the words would freeze and be buried by the the rush and hush of the falling snow.

Even the crunch of the snow under my (much too short) boots is interrupted by the sound of silence."

Wonderful! Love this post.

Great photos and post for Carmi's quiet challenge.

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