Stopping by Woods one Snowy Day in Westport

I love the controversial – yes it is – Frost Poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” So simple, yet . . . well, forget the various interpretations. I love the poem simply for the visual images it evokes. And I like watching a woods fill up with snow. So when we got a nice gentle snow the other day I hitched up my 4-cylinder pony and headed for the woods. Not easy to find what I wanted. Too many of our woods are new and filled with brush – not what I imagine Frost seeing. I wanted something with some variety, not too much brush, and a scattering of old and new – plus a few evergreens. The snow was perfect. The third woods I found was just what I wanted.

One suggetsion – this is intended as contemplative, so you might try sticking with this video the second minute – after the poem has left the screen.

Oh – the camera was the little – very inexpensive – Flip. If you don’t know about this little gem, here’s a quick intro.

Sno’ what! Well, Santa needs it, so enjoy ;-)

Hey, I know some folks don’t like snow, but me and Higgins are excited about what we saw as we looked out the window this morning.

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And all those kids expecting Santa CLaus know you can’t land a sleigh on a roof very easily without snow.

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So if you don’t like snow – and I admit, the older I get the less fun winter is – just suck it up and deal with it because short of heading south, you have no control. Me – I still think it makes a beautiful world even more beautiful!

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