Friday, February 26, 2010

Veiled Ice-Snow Mist

Gracey-Blue is getting so big as you can see! :-) She is very comfortable and very happy in the snow. It is going to snow all day and night. And as Grizz over at "Riverdaze" pictured and described on his blog - it is hard to discern between heaven and earth as the veiled snow mist blends from the sky to the ground. It is magical and mystical.

It is a good day for me to be in the magic and wonder of a veiled snow mist. I need the filters and iced-haze to keep my view obscured. It is peaceful that way, and defies reality. It provides confusion of sorts that has no foundation - rather just a surrender to whatever lies within or just beyond. It lends itself to wonder and waiting and creative imaginings of what lurks in the white iced veiled mist. I am excited by the possibilities. My mind wanders. I am hidden in a tree fort - held up with nuts and dried fruit, water and quilts - no one knows I am there. I am protected and hidden by the very same veiled iced snow mist that covers them. We are so close we could touch one another if we reached just a bit - but we don't dare. Not yet, not today. Today I relax in the veil that covers me - the veil that binds heaven and earth in wonder.

Tomorrow, when the veil falls to the ground, or does it lift to the sky? Either way it will be gone and my view will be crystal clear and I will be rested. Nature provides days like this so we are blinded for a time - unable to 'see' what is right in front of us. Knowing it is there but best left alone for at least a day. Today I am imagining, creating, blending in to the iced snow veiled mist.....


Mark said...

Grace Blue looks great! Plenty of snow. Love your thoughts on the snow and what one of it's many purposes are.

Gail said...


Always SO nice to have you stop by. :-) I so appreciate your kindness and understanding words. I feel quite a kinship with you.

Love Gail

Diana said...

Cool video Gail! My veiled mist comes once a day when I take my little afternoon nap! Love Di

Margie said...

Hi Gail
Oh my, just look at that sweet little Gracey-blue.
Love those pics of her in the snow!
She is really growing up, it's amazing!

I too loved your thoughts on the snow Gail, awesome!

Always so enjoy my visits here!
Have a wonderful weekend full of joy, peace and love.

Oh, do me a favor please, hug that adorable Gracey-Blue for me!

Take good care, Gail.

Margie :)

cinner said...

Love your post today Gail, Gracey Blue has grown so much, just adorable, she is going to be a big dog, I like days like you described, we just had a few really foggy days where I just stayed inside,,,but yes it is hard to tell where heaven and earth meet. Have a great day, stay warm inside. Hugs

Gail said...

Today is amazing - it just keeps on snowing and misting and the icy veil is thick -
I am very cozy in here a nice fire, a big mug of green tea and Gracey-Blue.

I am so glad and so honored that you enjoy your visits here. I will definitely give Grcey-Blue a big hg from you.

I laughed right out loud when you wrote that your daily nap is your veil. :-) I hear ya as I veil in a nap every day as well. Love it.

LOve to you all
peace and icy snow veils

Bernie said...

Gracey Blue is lovely Gail, you must enjoy her so much.
I heard you were getting snowed on today, a great day to stay inside by the fire.......stay warm and safe my friend......:-) Hugs

Choices said...

Hi GAil,
Gracey Blue is growing so fast. She really blends in with the snow.
Loved the picture of Niagra Falls. Have you ever been there and taken the Maid of the Mist Ride? I have and as you go under the falls the mist covers your whole body. It is quite something.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care.

Gail said...

It is still snowing - Gracey-Blue is loving it. In betweebn we snuggle up together and enjoy the warmth, the friendship and the view. :-) Love to you my friend


I absolutely have taken that ride under the falls - as a kid and as an adult. THe mist is amazing and then noise and the force is intense.
You have a wonde4rful weekend too.

Love to you both

Teacher's Pet said...

Gracey Blue is beauuuutiful.
Look at those eyes! Who couldn't love her.
Stay warm...take care...and know that I'm thinking of you.
Warm smiles from Jackie

Gail said...


SO nice to see you. Gracey-Blue is growing so fast for sure. We are enjoying the snow and staying warm too.

Love to you

Sue Ann edwards said...

Greetings Gail!

Your puppy looks so very happy!

I guess I needed a "reality check" for I am waaaaaay across the country from you. We're already into Springtime, daffodils and trees are all blooming and we've had two days in a row of rainbows.

Just this past week I released I made it to the Olympics...the Olympic mountains that is. Now to find my hot rollers and engage in some curling competition!

Tramp said...

Hi Gail
Your entry on the magic and mystery of mist was lovely. I thought on it while outside this morning. (The snow is thawing here for the first time since Christmas.)

Visibility from here varies, sometimes in really clear conditions we can catch a glimpse of distant mountains, other times we can’t see outside the village. I like your acceptance, even welcoming of this; I’ve never looked at it like that. Thanks.

Gracey Blue has such wonderful eyes.

Gail said...


Oh yes, being cocooned with Gracey-Blue is wonderful. SHe is really good company, so loving and calm with just enough playfulness to keep me smiling ear to ear.


I am humbled that my take on the veiled icy mysterious mist was cause for reflection for you. ANd thank you for the glimpse. I am sure the view of the mountains is breath taking.


Thanks for the lovely view of Spring :-)
And I hope you take the "gold" in the 'curling competition'.

Love to you all

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Yes, Gail that blanket of obscurity that allows for retreat, and then the emergent moment of awakening anew. This a season I know all too well, an interlude that called itself into place. Pleased to have made my way through the mist to be here - always a feeling of love known. Thank you especially for all you bring to APOGEE Poet.

In endearing friendship,
Rose Marie

Gail said...


I am so happy to see you here - I have missed you visiting. And I know you know my heart, my truth and that you embrace it and care for it as I do - I feel it always. "thank you".

Love Gail

Finding Pam said...

I never thought of looking at it that way because I usually feel trapped when it snows or when it rains.

Your dog is adorable. I know she must bring you so much joy.

Peace and love,

ilovepink1078 said...

How are you doing? hope all is well.
A visit, hope to learner from your site and you as well. Thanks for sharing... Looking forward.

Radka said...

Beautiful photos. Have a nice day Radka.

Gail said...


Glad to see you her and I am happy that my post offered you another way to experience snow, the veiled mist. :-)

Very nice to meet you. I am veryhappy to meet you and I look forward to getting to know one another.


so nice to meet you as well and welcome. Glad you liked my pictures. :-)

Love to you all

sarah said...

awwww. love the dog in the snow. we finally got some snow but it quickly is melting

Eileen said...

Pure poetry the way you describe the ebb and flow of your life. Of life in general really. Beautiful.
And Gracey-Blue, again, BEAUTIFUL! That puppy has the prettiest eyes and she seems good-natured in her pictures. She looks great in the snow, like she's very much in her element.

Great video, gave me almost an eerie feeling, thinking of nature, and the power.
Nice post!
Love to you,

Tamarind~ said...

"The veil that binds heaven and earth in wonder". What an imagery you have painted, and the emotions followed by it. Beautiful thought. Lucky are you, there is snow around you; I have never seen Snow in real :(

But this one gave me the real feel of it, Go on!

Gail said...


thank you so much for you appreciation of my poetic-veiled-icy-snow-mist! :-) wow, quite a mouthful, huh? :-)

And yes, Gracey-Blue is so easy to be around - she is calm and a snuggler. Nothing better!

Love to you

Gail said...


so nice to see you here. And the snow has been lovely - and Gracey-Blue loves it.

Love Gail

Gail said...


So nice to meet you and I appreciate your visiting and your kind comment. I am glad you enjoyed coming here.

Love Gail

C. Om said...

Hi Gail,
I love the silent feeling and beauty of snowfall also!

Good to see you. :-)

Gail said...


Thanks you for your kind words, I am very happy you came by. I have been to your place but have not commented. I will come by soon.

Love to you

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What beautiful thoughts, Gail!!! I love the mist!!! And your pup is gorgeous as well!!! Thanks for giving me a huge smile today!!! Love, Janine XO

Gail said...


SO nice to see you. I have missed you.

I am glad this post made you smile!! :-) I never know what my word will evoke - seems this piece is both comforting and joyous. phew.

Love to you