Yesterday was our son Sayeed’s birthday. How quickly time passes. When he was a little child, I would wait for him to grow up so he could talk and run and go to school etc. Now he is all grown up and advises me and my husband about various financial matters and about the things we buy. Such a big man.

It snowed almost all day yesterday. First it was the sleet, which came down thick and heavy. This changed to snow, and it was like rain coming down in white sheets. It looked so beautiful.

Doesn’t it look so pretty? A tree in the backyard later had small bits of snow stuck to it like berries on a bush. Unfortunately you cannot see that clearly in the picture, but it was so pretty.

This morning the whole place was just covered with about seven inches of snow. Thick wet whit snow, with big glops on branches and shrubs. looked like cotton balls.





These trees in the backyard gave such a sense of awe and grandeur. How could snow look so beautiful one day and turn to slush and dirt the next day?



Doesn’t the snow look like balls of cotton on the branches in the above two photos?


This pine tree is one of the many that lines Saadia’s driveway. Davis, who spent the night with me last night, told me this morning, that every time there is snow on the pine tree, it looks so much taller. When I took this picture, I thought indeed it looked so much taller than yesterday!:)


And then you have this vista of mesmerizing beauty, and you wonder where the tree tops end, and the sky starts! Scenes like these make me feel humble at the beauty that nature offers to our eyes.



The above two pictures are of the huge magnolia tree in my neighbor’s front yard. In spring, it is loaded with the largest pink blooms. I wish I had a picture from spring to show it here.

Have a great weekend. Carolyn, I am glad you are able to post again. Thanks to Eugenia.

Love and hugs to all of you.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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6 Responses to

  1. mrswrangler says:

    It’s great to hear .

  2. Happy birthday to Sayeed πŸ™‚

  3. I enjoyed reading your descriptions of snow – I’ve never seen snow so your descriptions help me visualise it haha. πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Hi Andrew, I am sorry you couldn’t open the images. I don’t know why they didn’t get in to the blog. I will try and send you some pictures. Thanks for the comment.

    • Zakiah says:

      Andrew, do you have access to Xanga? If you do, you can come over and check my posts out. From what I hear, you can read the posts and comment, but cannot post if you are not a member of Xanga. I hope you will come back to Xanga.

      • Hey Zakiah – very kind of you~
        I can post on Xanga because I’m a member, but I prefer to post on WordPress because it’s better to use. I do still check Xanga, though, because sometimes people post there and not on WordPress. I’ve seenthe lovely pictures πŸ™‚

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