a winter’s day, chills me to the bone, watching my breath, awakens my senses, gives me clarity, confirms that life is about the in-between, the time we spend, in-between work and commitments, is what gives us life, and fulfills our purpose. Johanne Fraser
I can remember leaving the house with my skates over my shoulder and not returning until the sun went down. It’s never cold enough here for an outside rink, but the odd time the temperature drops I grab my skates and head for the fields.
Maybe this picture appeals to me because it is now lent, maybe it appeals to me because I’m sick of winter, maybe it appeals to me because I can hardly wait until summer or maybe it simply appeals to me because I want an ice cream cone.
” “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” Jeffrey McDaniel
“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste the adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. – Anne Bradstreet
“There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea. ” Gustav Stickley