Snowy Days: Pictures to Remember...

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow” Langston Hughes

What kind of weather conditions have you been dealing with?  The last couple of weeks have been consumed by stories, observations and all the typical fare that comes with things-we-do-on-snowy days. Here on the east coast, and in 49 states, we had some serious snow fall that brought everything to a standstill. I generally don't mind the winter even though a heavy snowfall can put a wrench in our plans for the day.

When I read  MamaKat's Writing Workshop prompt for this week and saw #2, I was delighted because I do have a bunch of photos I shot recently. They are all snowy days shots and I do hope you like them. As the weather got crazier, I even painted some pictures in lollipop shades... More Below
This Week's Prompts
1.) Something unique you love about your significant other.
2.) A photo journal entry...show us what winter looks like in your town.
3.) It has been said that kids these days are pushed into too many extra-curricular activities and are not given the freedom to play and be bored and to use their imaginations. Is this true?
4.) 10 Reasons Why I Could Never Be Friends With...(fill in the blank)
5.) How has social media changed you?

Did you ever consider what it would look like if snow wasn't white but another color? Here are a few of my zany choices... What colors would you paint the world to make a snowy day a tad less dreary?

 I couldn't believe how heavy the snow was at times... Even though the second snow storm was not considered a blizzard, it dumped several inches everywhere and made walking down the street quite treacherous.


  The final shot below was taken in Brooklyn, a few days after the first snow storm. I thought it would be wonderful to show how a NYC street looks in the aftermath of a snow storm... a few days later. What are your memories of snow?

What do you think of the poem below? Does it speak to you in a way that you see the images? Do share. Thank you!

Snow by William Allingham
O English mother, in the ruddy glow
Hugging your baby closer when outside
You see the silent, soft, and cruel snow
Falling again, and think what ills betide
Unshelter'd creatures,--your sad thoughts may go
Where War and Winter now, two spectre-wolves,
Hunt in the freezing vapour that involves
Those Asian peaks of ice and gulfs below.
Does this young Soldier heed the snow that fills
His mouth and open eyes? or mind, in truth,
To-night, his mother's parting syllables?
Ha! is't a red coat?--Merely blood. Keep ruth
For others; this is but an Afghan youth
Shot by the stranger on his native hills. 
Photo Credit: From my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank


  1. That's just too pretty! I wish we had stuff like that in AZ :( Hope you have a great Thursday!

  2. Visiting from Mama Kat's... beautiful but I'm glad you got it and not me--the storm has missed me both times!

  3. Lovely quote. The Blogstresses are all about making dreams come true. Welcome to the Network.

  4. Very nice, I like the use of shading the photos. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

  5. I think I like the white snow best--it looks so pretty when it first comes. Stop by to see our Cleveland winter if you get a chance: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-winter-looks-like-in-cleveland.html

  6. That looks similar to my world at the moment..

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I love the Hughes quotation you used to introduce them.

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