Snow In The Air ~
Snow in the air
comes gently down
and it is everywhere
as it hits the the ground
it can be love because it is pure and white
Snow in the air
looks beautiful to me
the snow is on the ground this winter night.
it looks bright against the darkness especially
nothing is wrong everything is white.
~ excerpted from Meg Harrison's poem
All decked out in White
White is the color of purity and beauty. It is also the color of the beautiful snow and many of the animals that live in the colder climates in the northern and southern hemispheres. Some of these animals are actually a different color in the summer months but turn a glorious white in the winter to help with the camouflage of themselves against predators. In some cases it is the predators that are white in order to enable themselves to remain hidden until they make their move against their prey. Whatever the reason for their color of white, it is quite wonderful to view them in their natural habitats all decked out in white! Nature provides us with a glorious glimpse of it's inhabitants at their most beautiful.
Below are featured some of these animals in white and in snow. They provide a very picturesque look into their very private world.
Where the word "White" is derived from:
The word white continues Old English hwīt, ultimately from a Common Germanic *χwītaz also reflected in OHG (h)wîz, ON hvítr, Goth. ƕeits. The root is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European language *kwid-, surviving also in Sanskrit śveta "to be white or bright" and Slavonic světŭ "light". The Icelandic word for white, hvítur, is directly derived from the Old Norse form of the word hvítr. Common Germanic also had the word *blankaz ("white, bright, blinding"), borrowed into Late Latin as *blancus, which provided the source for Romance words for "white" (French blanc, Spanish blanco, Italian bianco, etc.).
Source from Wikipedia
Huh ? I am a cat! what am I doing here White Wolf ?