Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Thirteen

Snow as of 5 p.m. yesterday (2/12/14)
1. Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know. -  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

2. So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending. - J.R.R. Tolkien 

3. Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough. - Earl Wilson  

4. Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway." - Maya Angelou
Shoveling was futile.

5.  Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

6. The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. - Lao Tzu 

7. Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow. - Langston Hughes 

8. The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. -
Margaret Atwood

9. Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. - Alice M. Swaim 

10. Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries. - John Muir

11.  As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. - William Shakespeare

12. The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. - Joseph Wood Krutch

13.  Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Andy Goldsworthy

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 331st time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. so interesting and never heard before

  2. Great quotes! My favorite is number 8.Grin. I wish we did have 52 names for love.

  3. But ignoring snow and adolescence - both are so hard!

  4. Good quotes. I like #3 best. Let's hope it happens soon!

  5. Well, that's a bunch of info on snow. With the way things are going we all need to know all we can about the white stuff 'cause it seems to be here for awhile.

  6. Just to think of it, sparkling white crystals with no two alike falling from the sky and piling up. I really like your #1 and your photos. I'll be posting some of my snow ones tomorrow. We got about 2 feet here!

  7. Love all of these ~
    Would love to be a fly on the wall if Emerson and Tolkien sat together for coffee, hee hee ;)

  8. I <3 quotes. Some of my favorite ones here are #1, 5, and 7. It's hard to choose. I also wrote (some) about snow in my T13 post. Thanks for stopping by despite other closures. Luckily, I still have internet and more importantly POWER and WATER! The link never works for me to type in typepad, so
    of soulcrayons

  9. I love that the Eskimos have so many words for snow. Great quotes!

  10. Number four is so true. Your photos bring it all together. Nice!


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