Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday Stroll Invitation


"Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,

Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,

Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air

Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,

And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.

The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet

Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit

Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed

In a tumultuous privacy of storm."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



Announced by all the trumpets of our northern sky today, arrives the softest flurries of snow. While we will not be insulated in the "tumultuous privacy of storm" that Emerson wrote about, unless Nature really surprises us, we will enjoy this white dance of snowflakes on and off throughout the day. We'll see what I find when I go out into the garden later for my stroll!


If you have time to stroll in the garden today, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too.

Look who's strolling:

Abbie at Farmer's Daughter

Linda at Vulture Peak Muse

Me here at the Quiet Country House

Margaret at Periodic Pearls

Jena at Married to the Farm

Ruth at Everyday Woman

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7 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

So good to hear from you this Sunday morning. I love this poem. Look at my Garden Man on my site.
Take Care.

Abbie said...

Enjoy your snow today! My stroll's up!

linda said...

dear aisling...so nice to "see" you again! I posted my stroll on the "scheduled" publish, which is pretty cool as it happens on it's own, so I can sleep late and my stroll still pops up! That way, I will never be late to the party again.....

so, I'm strolling :)

oh, I loved the poem by Emerson and hope for you such heaven as he speaks of with much lovely snow......

Joyce said...

We're cold and grey here, too. No stroll for me today, but I'm enjoying everyone else's.

Margaret Evans Porter said...

I did it, too!

http://www.margaretevansporter.blogspot.com/

Jena said...

Well it took all day because I kept getting interrupted, but my stroll is finally up! :)

Everydaywoman said...

Aisling~
Love the color of your stroll today...still so colorful in November! Kind of a little jealous of your snow, though! I just posted a rather late-in-the-day post," but I was too busy cruisin' with the top down today, believe it or not! It was in the 60's in balmy New England!
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All the best! Ruth