"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snow day!

Today we awoke to this in our garden...

We had planned to drive to Germany and go to a Christmas market but the traffic jams were too bad and we decided to go to the city center instead. Here is one of the medieval city gates in Amersfoort. I took this photo as we walked into the city boundries.

Coming home the snow was melting slightly but still looked beautiful in our garden. Tonight, there is a light snowfall again. Don't you just love the look of freshly fallen snow?


The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

~ Robert Frost


Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
There's nothing prettier than freshly fallen snow. I don't know if we'll get any this year or not.
Hugs, Rhondi

Nancy said...

Well, that certainly is beautiful. I am soooooooo happy you have it and we do not. If we never get it, it will be just fine.
I still have tons to do to get ready so I can leave on Monday morning at 5am on Amtrak. We have to get up about 2 to go to Cleveland to get the train.
Your city wall looks so pretty too.
Love you, Mom

Susan in SC said...

Such a beautiful snow fall! And, I LOVE Robert Frost!!

Anonymous said...


DonnaTN said...

Snow makes everything look clean and bright! It makes for a nice Christmasy scene!

Mary said...

Heidi, please keep the snow there, at least until after the holidays to assist the travelers such as your Mom and us! We are off tomorrow to show Jasmin NYC readying for Christmas - it will be frigid but Bob treated us to fur-lined, waterproof boots - hardly dainty but definitely practical!

Sorry you missed you trip to Germany but I know you had fun around town without the hassle of dangerous driving.

You and Jos have a blessed Christmas and all good wishes for the coming year. Bob and I think of you both and still hope to meet you in Holland some day.

Love, Mary.

hazel c UK said...

Yes the snow does look beautiful when it has just fallen, my back garden looks wonderful with the gardenlight. It is 10.30pm here and the youngsters from foreign lands are out playing in it, I should imagine some of them have never seen it before.

I love the music on your blog.

Wish you well tomorrow at the hospital.

Love Hazel (UK)

Brigitta said...

Up here in the North we have about 30 cm's of snow, and it looks like it's going to stay for a while. It looks pretty, but I'm pretty scared of driving in it, so I'm staying home.


Linda said...

Beautiful pictures Heidi. Fresly fallen snow makes everything look magicial. Hugs, Linda

*Ulrike* said...

Hello Heidi, I love to see fresh snow as it makes everything sparkle. Even the first picture has an added charm to it, and I like the way you took your coming home picture. Very pretty!

angelasweby said...

These pictures are amazing. Your little garden looks like a Christmas card and i absolutely adore the Robert Frost poem. I had not come across it before. You always introduce me to new enriching experiences. I love the first song playing. it creates such a wonderful atmosphere.
Hugs Angela

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Beautiful....and I love the poem.


Anonymous said...

Ik geniet er altijd van om de Koppelpoort te zien (meestal vanuit de trein); schilderachtige plaatjes met die sneeuw! Geniet ervan!!

Simple Home said...

I love your photos Heidi, and I love Robert Frost's poems too. I'm so glad you share some of your world with us.

Elizabethd said...

Our garden looks like that today too!

Tracy said...

So pretty and magical, Heidi! It's looking lovely Christmas there! On Sunday hubby & I are leaving for our trip to share Christmas with my family... so scrambling to get all sorts done--LOL! Wishing you & yours the Happiest Holiday and JOY in the New Year :o) ((HUGS))

Roberta said...

Happy Holidays Heidi, the snowfall looks just so beautiful.

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Hey Heidi,
I love snow but we see so little of it here.
Your pictures are so beautiful. Yes, snow makes everything look peaceful and clean and serene to me.

Feathers in the Nest

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh how lovely. The snow and the views. I'm so happy you got some snow, at Christmas time.

kanishk said...

We have to get up about 2 to go to Cleveland to get the train.
Your city wall looks so pretty too.

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