Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Morning... a Million Sparkling Diamonds

I watched as the first morning of this New Year 
slipped softly into focus through my bedroom window.

New snow... on top of old snow... 
a dusting of a million tiny diamonds reflecting the light.

The view from my lens could not begin to capture the beauty 
I could see with my eyes...

ice crystals floating down through the sky
 like fairy dust. 

Magical... I said out loud.

 As my room began to brighten
 I looked heavenward just as the light of the sun
began to escape from behind the Winter clouds.


I watched as sunlight stretched forth to welcome the new day
and I felt peace and assurance.

A new day, 
a New Year...
with so much promise.

Oh the possibilities!

God is in his Heaven
and all will be right in the world.

Let's be like a million sparkling diamonds 
reflecting HIS light.


  1. Your words are always so inspiring, they make us the readers, have a better and more fulfilling day. I enjoyed the photos of the diamond dust snow. It is always a delight to see, like you said, magical. Your window view is truly beautiful.

  2. Donna@Gardens Eye ViewJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Lovely New Year thoughts Carolyn...a Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family!!

  3. Carolyn, your snow storm was just as lovely as ours. I don't normally like winter, but for some reason the added snow this year is striking me as beautiful, and not nearly as bad as usual.

  4. So beautiful and enchanting.... there's a magic about the sparkling snow that is hard to describe unless you've felt it!

  5. I think my old camera could see more sparkles. The digital ones just see white squares. It's wonderful that we can see so much beauty and remember it ,even if the camera can't.

  6. You caught some great shots. That first big snow is always so lovely. After it hits though I'm tired of snow for the whole Winter season. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. We love to wake up to fresh snow... otherwise our world begins to look dirty and haggard. Been snowing a little each day for more than a week... beautiful!

  8. Wow, you really captured the sparkles! Sometimes my eye sees them, but my camera just doesn't do the scene justice. But yours is spectacular! Happy 2013!

  9. It is a bit of a trick, I waited for the light to be just right. Even then, it doesn't do the scene justice. Happy 2013 to you!

  10. boy this is hard to post I almost gave up...yes the sparkles facinatet his florida girl but she saww some Christmas morning in PA

  11. Hmmm... it's not suppose to be hard. Wonder what's up. Thank you for persevering.

  12. Karin/Southern MeadowsJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Beautifully captured and penned. Best wishes to you for an inspiring and prosperous New Year!

  13. Thank you, Karin... Happiest of New Year to you!


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