The season begins

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind— a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” — John Geddes *   *   * And the season begins ~ Cardinal’s scarlet feathers add burst of beauty to snowy … More The season begins

Gentle Giant

“When an eighty-five-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” — Kristan Higgans “Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.” — Eva Ibbotson Loved by his favorite persons, … More Gentle Giant

Out in the cold

“We build statues of snow, and weep to see them melt.” — Walter Scott “I pray this winter be gentle and kind — a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake is to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle *   * … More Out in the cold