Carrie Allen – My own private snowy Idaho
As the snow continues to fall over Boston, covering us in its soft, white blanket, I cannot help but also think of snow-covered Idaho. Last year, after 28 years, I found my first love again living in Idaho. Prior to this, I had no concept of the natural beauty of the state.
According to this site, Idaho is the 17th most beautiful state in the United States. Now that I have my own private relationship with Idaho, I am continually stunned with every visit as the Gem State shows me its many jewels.
Northern Idaho’s sheer beauty can be startling and take your breath away. Snow-capped mountains, gorgeous lakes, quiet walks in the woods with towering trees all around and more. Enjoy the tranquility of these caught moments. I sure did.
And a few poems by Robert Frost of course…
Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
In a field I looked into going past,
And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
But a few weeds and stubble showing last.
The woods around it have it – it is theirs.
All animals are smothered in their lairs.
I am too absent-spirited to count;
The loneliness includes me unawares.
And lonely as it is, that loneliness
Will be more lonely ere it will be less –
A blanker whiteness of benighted snow
WIth no expression, nothing to express.
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars – on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.
Dust of Snow
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.
Carrie Allen created this site as a way for people to share stories about things they love. Read more about her inspiration here.