My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. ~ George R. R. Martin
“In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.” ~ Christina Rossetti, Poet 1830-1894
Snow, wind, ice. A perfect trifecta.
Windy and cold Wind chill factors Its January Its winter This is what its all about
“If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect onContinue reading “Mother Earth ~ Mitchell Burgess”
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. -Charles Dickens (1812-1870), Great Expectations
To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. ~W.J. Vogel
Winter is the king of showmen, Turning tree stumps into snowmen And houses into birthday cakes And spreading sugar over lakes. Smooth and clean and frosty white, The world looks good enough to bite. That’s the season to be young, Catching snowflakes on your tongue. Snow is snowy when it’s snowing, I’m sorry it’s slushyContinue reading “Winter Quote ~ Ogden Nash”
He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter…. In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. -John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866
There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter afternoons – That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes – Heavenly Hurt, it gives us – We can find no scar, But internal difference, Where the Meanings, are…. When it comes, the Landscape listens – Shadows – hold their breath – When it goes, ’tis like theContinue reading “Winter Afternoons”
The calendar tells me that Spring begins on March 20 at 12:30 a.m. Weather people tell me a snow storm is going to happen on the very first day of a brand new season. They .said we can expect up to a foot of heavy wet snow. You got to love the El Nino weatherContinue reading “Spring”
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Photo taken at 4:54 p.m. February 5, 2016
First significant snow storm that hit, in my area of the state. February 5, 2016
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Today is the first full day of Winter. Here, in the Northeast part of the country, it is early in the evening, and it is in the mid-50s, come Thursday near 70. Truly weird weather.
We all could use a little humor, especially with all the snow that was dumped on us.
March 20 is to be the first day of Spring, but here in the Boston area, and doesn’t have the feel of a new season set to begin, as it has and still is windy as all hell, with wind chill factors at times in the teens. Also, there is snow to arrive on Friday,Continue reading “Dirty Snow”
With all the snow in the past three weeks, which was a good amount, there is one way and the best way of looking at it, Laugh! No sense in getting all bent out of shape, as it won’t do you any good. Besides, its Winter! Enjoy it, maybe next Winter will be one ofContinue reading “Just A Thought”
The maintenance man snow blowing the sidewalk. A look across the street. The Yews are just about covered with snow. All photos was taken on February 15, 2015 at 9:47 A.M. This work A Pondering Mind is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Winter in New England can have wonderful moments
This pile of snow is taller than me, and down the street, the piles are higher. Photo taken: 2/10/2015 at 11:40 A.M. This work A Pondering Mind is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
As seen through the window on February 9, 2015 at 8:13 A.M. This work A Pondering Mind is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
From the email archive. There are glass igloos for rent in Finland where you can sleep under the Northern Lights! Photographer Unknown
Wind blowing Leaves falling Day closer to winter A Pondering Mind 10/19/2014
Wife texts husband on a cold winter’s morning: “Windows frozen, won’t open.” Husband texts back: “Gently pour some lukewarm water over it.” Wife texts back 5 minutes later: “Computer really screwed up now.” ——— From the email inbox.
Since this is Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, crawled back to his place. This means six more weeks of winter. According to the calendar, there is six more weeks to go of the winter season, and then spring takes over. So what’s the big deal? Oh well. A Pondering Mind 2014
From my email inbox:I’m sure there are few people out there, that feel this way about winter…
From my email inbox:
Got about two inches of heavy, wet snow. It was in the mid 30s F, so that isn’t to bad. The colder weather will be here, come Tuesday. Click on image to enlarge it.Source of quote
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. — Yoko Ono
Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’ –Robert Byrne
Got about an inch or two of snow today, more or less of a nuisance. Warmer weather is to be here for the weekend, and Monday.
The Zen proverb, ‘in summer we sweat; in winter we shiver,’ is meant to illustrate the importance of not trying to escape or avoid our present situation. — Rebecca Otowa
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov
Does he not know what season it is, or is he a couple of dinner rolls short of a banquet.
This is a wonderful photo. Unknown photographer.
Today, December 21, begins the first official day of winter. It is also the shortest day of the year, day light wise. As the days start getting longer again, we will have one extra second of day light beginning Wednesday, and as the days go by, gradually the sun will be rising earlier, and settingContinue reading “Winter Solstice”