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

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

Secret Stash

“I have a secret stash of Nutella that I pull out when necessary.” — Michael Weatherly When we see the squirrels busily gathering their stash of nuts and other favorite foods, we know that winter is near. What we don’t know, and often wonder about, is just how they know where they stored them. Theories … More Secret Stash

Pleasure

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” — Hal Borland   “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” —Anne Bradstreet *   *   * Breath of spring — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Promise

“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry. Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition. Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor. In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in.” — Vera Nazarian   … More Promise