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

Hope

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle the fires to warm it.” — Lucy Larcom “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all” — Emily Dickinson *   *   * Cardinal’s beauty on show after ice storm — … More Hope

Ice Storm

All night, owls hid and wolves trembled while the wind howled and hurled its icy breath over the world until the pale sun cast its cold still light over white laced hills, and the day shimmered, brighter than in summer.   *   *   * “Ice Storm” (Reprinted from Dreams of a Wingless Child, … More Ice Storm