Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow Song

In the night, while the Ice Moon hung blurred in the cold sky, snow fell and settled on the land. When morning came the world had a brightness to it. We went walking.

Up the green lane, now white and the trees were etched with white thorns, to the top of the hill where the snow crunched under our feet and all around the world sang like a winter music box. Lapwings flew up from cold fields crying their pee-whit call and flashing white wings against snow.

Even as we walked a cold grey fog spread over the land. Pockets of sunshine still glinted through in the black and white world where ginger glows bright.

We found delicate trails of fox prints written on the paths, and we wrote our prints into the path for others to find.

Elmo jumped from rock to distant rock, flying cat.

In the distance Ramsey Island rose up from a slate grey sea. We sat for a while and listened, then walked home to the warm with the snow crystals singing beneath our cold paws.

Back home we curled again in the warm and outside the snow began to fall and tumble from the sky in heavy flakes.


Moonroot said...

Ginger fur looks extra beautiful against the snow.

Anonymous said...

As our normal winter is under 3 to 4 feet of snow , (not bragging , believe me) I think the snow looks quite lovely.The photos are really beautiful.The Ginger Darlings look beautiful against the snowy backdrop.I don't mean to be snoopy but,,,, any word on Mr.Griffiths.

billie said...

I agree - that lovely ginger color is just stunning against the snowy landscape!

And I LOVE the idea of the ginger cats writing their own footprints into the snow!

Morning's Minion said...

Tracks in the snow are so delicate and so fleetingly lovely--telling the story of who has walked this way. Part of a winter tapestry.
I'm guessing everyone was ready to take feet/paws back indoors and warm up.

quiltcat said...

The ginger kitties looks so beautiful like ginger jewels against the grey and white landscape. I see they were visiting Mr. Griffiths house. I hope his cat is doing o.k....and i pray that he will be able to come home soon.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

ginger darlings you look simply gorgeous against the landscape. love each and every shot of your adventure out. and the shot of you looking out toward ramsey island...makes me think that you were pondering the problems of the world ^..^

thanks to your mom for sharing these beautiful shots of you most fluffy and purrrty kits ^..^

Daisy said...

I did not know you went walking in the snow! You are very brave and hardy. I shiver inside when it gets below 72 degrees.

Griffin said...

How lovely they look with their fluffier winter coats. Like ginger tigers in the snow.

Anonymous said...

I love that you go for walks with your human. Your words and pictures are just lovely! Thanks so much for taking me to a far away place filled with such magic!

Anonymous said...

Kiffer! You're missing half your tail! =^.^=

Very pretty ginger on snow... I love to read tracks in the snow. Say hi to the ginger fox for me!

Jen Treehugger said...

The contrast of those ginger pusses against that landscape is breath taking.
Absolutely beautiful!

*scratches ears and rubs tummys*

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

You had some snow!!! How exciting for you!!! Did it feel nice on the pads?

I haven't been out much as a vixen has made a home in the back field. Hopefully she'll move into deeper woods soon.

Purrs Goldie