Hello, Winter

Ice covered tree with red berries

Photo: Michelle Railey


“The days are short / The sun a spark / Hung thin between / The dark and dark.” John Updike

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it. The whole story doesn’t show.” Andrew Wyeth

“Footprints in the snow have been unfailing provokers of sentiment ever since snow was first a white wonder in this drab-colored world of ours.” Kenneth Grahame

“By day, the scene is purest white, diamond-covered in the sun, / Each flake, alone a wond’rous thing, not like any other one / Cardinals flit from tree to tree, red ribbons in the air, / They light upon a spruce branch, pretty bows in blue-green hair.” Linda Maugans

“Let us walk in the white snow / In a soundless space; / With footsteps quiet and slow, / At a tranquil pace, / Under veils of white lace… We shall walk in velvet shoes: / Wherever we go / Silence will fall like dews / On white silence below. / We shall walk in the snow.” Elinor Wylie



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