Winter - Listen to the Quiet

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I___
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
                                      ___Robert Frost
                                     The Road Not Taken
 A time for reflection of where we have been,
and a time to assess where we are going...
A time for counting our blessings...
A time for realizing what is really important in the scheme of things...
Be still, and listen to the quiet.
"Our dog Maggie and I love to walk through the woods in the snow. During the year, the horse and carriage travel the road, but as the snow is falling furious, we enjoy the winter wonderland...all to ourselves. "

                       - Alda
“ But I have calmed and quieted my soul.”

               _Psalm 131 :2
Delilah and Blue are part of our family. They wait at the gate impatiently for Buddy to come feed them.

“Teach us to delight 
in simple things..”

            __Rudyard Kipling  
Beautiful CutterSleigh, one of the most elegant winter horse-drawn vehicles ever designed, was a passenger vehicle for the well-to-do. Believed to be designed in or about 1850.
This beautiful example was made by Sturtevant Larrabee Company of Binghamton, NY. Ready to use right now and is in restored condition...trimmed in burgundy velvet and real mink. A vintage mink fur muff with diamond broach keeps hand warm. 
Maggie watches for squirrels and chipmunks in the snow.
Alda's book, "Listen to the Quiet", Harvest House Publishers.
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"

- Lewis Carroll​