It all happened last weekend on Saturday afternoon.
Very tiny swirling snowflakes filled the sky
looking very innocent
as if they didn't mean to settle at all!
But settle they did... just look at my surprised Chinese Lantern!
The beautiful blooming autumn flowers
take on a new form of beauty,
but they have been reminded of the cycle of the seasons
and all is as it should be...
A fallen leaf becomes a receptacle for snow crystals
and manages to look as if this was its only role in life
and harmony pervades.
On Monday, the sun returned, the leaves took on a golden glow once again
and the snow put on its prettiest face
pretending it was all a joke!
The melting snow allowed the tiles on the roofs
to regain their cloak of moss and leaves.
Thank you, thank you,
murmured the flowers from my balcony...
There were so many of them blooming still when those first snowflakes started falling.
I rushed out to pick them all and put them in vases everywhere.
Their pink blooms still embellish my home
and remind me that summer will return again!