Monday, October 12, 2009

Jollity and Zest

Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie
Beneath a blue, unshadowed sky;
A glistening splendor crowns the woods
And bosky, whistling solitudes;
In hemlock glen and reedy mere
The tang of frost is sharp and clear;
Life hath a jollity and zest,
A poignancy made manifest;
Laughter and courage have their way
At noontide of a winter's day.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
We had our second snowfall of the season this morning, unusual for the first half of October.
I took this picture in front of our retirement convent in St. Paul.

All photographs by Baya Clare, CSJ unless otherwise noted.

1 comment:

Sr. Dympna's Convent Festival Blog said...

I just saw this photo of holly in the snow - wasn't the holly wonderful last year? And this year the holly berries are outdoing themselves again outside our dining room window.

From Sr. Dympna, Tarrytown