Monday, February 20, 2012

a broken hush

 
here
      in the 61st day of winter
the world has fallen

to the hush
                of snow,
                           broken

only by glee-filled
         down hill squeals



                                

86 comments:

Bonnie said...

what a perfect phrase - "glee-filled, down-hill squeals.." Love the joy-filled pics Brian.

DJan said...

It's so beautiful! And the giggles to go along with the downhill squeals...

Heaven said...

Looks like a lot of snow fun ~

Nice contrast of hush with squeals ~

Me said...

Beautiful.

LadyFi said...

How wonderful! I love the silence and joy of snow!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...yeah i loved the way that one rolled off the tongue djan....we finally have snow!!!!!! yay!

Bossy Betty said...

Good times. Good memories. Good grief, you can write, man.

ds said...

Who was squealing loudest--the boys, or you? Still no snow here. Enjoy!!!

AmyLK said...

Love the pictures! You guys got a lot of snow!

liza said...

Fun!!! Way to take advantage of the cold weather. WE won't be doing much of that over here.

Mrs.B said...

Looks like beautiful fun!

Suz said...

61st day of winter would make a good title

delightful poem of a winter day
at last

oceangirl said...

..most beautiful post.

Pat Hatt said...

You finally have snow
And I just want it to go
Actually none here now at all
So you can keep it at your hall
Looks like tons of fun anyway
And such a fuh day
Squealing down hills
Can bring thrills
Walking back up from down below
Is such a pain though

Gloria said...

Love snow Brian, and the pictures look absolutely awesome, Huggs to all of you!:)

janaki nagaraj said...

Enjoy the squeals...here the mercury is going up.

Brian Miller said...

amy we ended up with about 8 inches...janu, the mercury is def going up here so it wont last long...and ds, ha i will admit to quite a few as we set up the skateboard ramps out back for the snowboard and have been jumping...

Betsy said...

Oh, and it's a beautiful snow, too! Love that kinds that hangs on every little twig! It just isn't winter without at least one good snowfall! :)

Looks like you'll need to dust off that satellite dish when you're ready to come inside and warm up! :)

Lou said...

I would be squealing in agony if we had that much snow...nice pics;)

hedgewitch said...

Kids and snow--like kids and dogs--- = match made in heaven.

Stephanie said...

...oh and is that your baby!!
No one loves snow more then the kids!!

CM said...

Snow angels and sledding...can't beat that! Cute boys!

Sue said...

Your boys are beautiful.

=)

Raven said...

That is just to darned cute!

CiCi said...

The hush of snow is always better when there are children and young at heart playing in it.

Birdie said...

awww, these are lovely pictures Brian! enjoy the snow :-))

farmlady said...

IT seems that you life a "poem" too.
Beautiful child... wonderful snow.

farmlady said...

Good grief! You LIVE..., not life. Geez!

Maggie May said...

Brilliant!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

shewriting said...

cute kids, beautiful snow!

Sheila

Claudia said...

so nice...snow AND sun AND glee-filled down hill squeals...can it get any better..? smiles

Kitty Moore said...

Beautiful photos... x

Tara Miller said...

FINALLY we had snow! Love watching and playing with our boys in it....

Brandee Shafer said...

Delightful. We spent part of today the same way. :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Aww... your boys are adorable and the snow is beautiful... enjoy!

Daniel said...

Priceless! (I'm pretty sure that I don't need to add anything more.)

JeannetteLS said...

Pictures and poetry are one. Makes me remember being about five and flying down a hill piled onto my brother Jack, squealing as we tipped over into an enormous, icy cold cushion of fluff.

happygirl said...

Oh snow... I love the pics of your boys. but, there is something wrong with their hats... I don't think I would let them wear hats with such major flaws. ;P

lifeisaroadtrip said...

What fun! And they root for opposite teams - whoa boy.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

The serenity of a snowfall, contrasted with yells of delight, I like it.

Fireblossom said...

Winter doesn't keep the kids from having a ball, does it?

Goofball said...

oh I'm jealous....just wrote that I want snow again.

Can you throw me a cold snow ball , please? (not in my neck though)

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, you should have said something, we would have been only too pleased to send you some truck loads of ours! LOL
Great pics and pleased to see you all had such fun. :)

Mama Zen said...

So cute!

The Silver Fox said...

Great shots!

Caty said...

Looks like fun...you all got quite a bit of snow, huh? we just got a dusting here...and it's all gone already.

ayala said...

Sweet and cute boys :)

ipenka said...

This was great. Awesome to have real pics that support your writing.

Wander said...

We hee in portland got snow for a min....no more, so bummed. I liked your short here.

darsden said...

How Fun Enjoy :-)

Mary said...

Nothing more fun than to listen to those 'downhill squeals.' I remember them well from my own childhood and my children's. And, hmmm, I did notice a Green Bay Packer hat! Smile. Good taste, Brian.

Fred Rutherford said...

that's a great moment there, so glad I don't have that snow here right now- go figure right- but looks and sounds like you make the most of it, which you seem to have that knack with everything- a part of your writing that always rings true. But I do have a question though, how were you not able to convince the one boy to be a steelers fan as well- packers are cool and all, but kinda just figured it would be steel curtain all the way there:)

nerima roberts said...

OH! So you got some of that snow I've seen and heard about on the news. Here in NYC my crocus are pushing up.

e said...

Beautiful words and boys.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

It's always fun to see people having fun... Love it!

JJRod'z

Joanna Jenkins said...

I remember those kind of days-- Bliss!
Glad you guys had fun. jj

Magpie said...

Love the line - "the world has fallen to the hush of snow,". Beautiful.
I love to see kids playing in the snow. Such rosy cheeks and big smiles.

Yousei Hime said...

Lucky! What we got last weekend was gone within a few days. Supposed to get more but that's immediately followed by rain. This is officially the lamest winter ever in my 20+ years here.

Myrna R. said...

I felt like I was part of the fun here. I can here the silence in the snow, as well as the laughter of the boys (including you).

I like the pictures.

kaykuala said...

We would love to have snow. The squeals and laughter would be fun. Your kids are certainly enjoying every minute of it!

Hank

Ed Pilolla said...

what a beautiful life.

Ruchi Jain said...

happy winter...

Valerie said...

What fun. Oh to be a child on a snowy day.

Dave King said...

Perfection - which I've just said on another blog is impossible. Oh dear!

A.Decker said...

Ahaaa! Sweet. That's what snow's about.

Mom said...

Finally....a fun snow day.

SueAnn said...

Hey! Congrats...you guys got your snow!!!
Woot Woo!!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

manicddaily said...

Lovely. And cute. K.

Sandi McBride said...

I wish we had had snow this year Brian...but now the fruit trees are trying to bloom, so am I nuts for still wanting some snow? Loved the photos!
Sandi

Geraldine said...

what makes it all worthwhile...

FrankandMary said...

This makes me want a snow cone & 2 young boys.

Ok, maybe a snow cone & 2 young boys for a few hours. ~Mary

turtlememoir said...

ah, beautiful... magical world of fresh-fallen snow

Heather said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like you guys had a blast
so happy for you!
FINALLY snow....!

Leslie said...

okay, i love this, SO much. pure, simple, joy.

Susan Deborah said...

glee-filled
down hill squeals


I admire your brevity and the ability to condense sheer joy in those few lines.

Joy always,
Susan

becca givens said...

what fun ... great photos! ... children's delight!:)

TALON said...

Looks like a beautiful day was had by all, Brian!

Jenny Woolf said...

Nice poem and great pictures!

Lisa Golden said...

This is beautiful - words and photos. You capture the sheer joy of that moment.

Okie said...

Very fun. Love the imagery and the photos.

We finally had the convergence of a snowstorm and a day off at the same time so I was able to take the kids sledding this past weekend. Great fun!

william said...

this proves winter can be fun, great pics mate..

poeticlicensee said...

"glee-filled
down hill squeals"

Great short write; happy, happy, happy baby boy in pictures!

Hilary said...

What could be sweeter than a child's squeals? Not much. Lovely post and adorable pics.

Syd said...

Nice to have that snow day!

Baino said...

Heh looks like fab fun. Just rain here ugh

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful! congrats on your POTW!