Winter Photos

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~Ruth Stout

Here are a few snowy photos taken at Black Duck Lake yesterday after Saturday night’s snowstorm. DSC04758


Before this happened there was scarcely a scab of snow to be found. It looked more like spring in these parts than winter. Not only that, the temperature was on the plus side all week long. Nice, since we’d just come through a cold snap.

But, Mother Nature decided to remind us that winter is far from being over. Although spring was flirting with us, she certainly isn’t ready to stay anytime soon.


I’ve been busy writing this winter, as you would expect. The cold weather makes me want to stay close to home and put a pot of soup on the stove to scorch  simmer. I  also have some reading to catch up on– along with all the usual boring things like housework– as I wait from spring to  arrive again.

What are you doing this winter? Are you enjoying the beautiful scenery or are you hoping for an early spring?

Merry Christmas!

Nope we didn’t get a big snowstorm last night.

Maybe it’s because I’m writing a winter scene today or it could just be that I have a twisted sense of humour— I mean really snow pictures in July?

But wait, I know there are places celebrating Christmas in July. I’ve seen it in the paper.

I mentioned this just the other day. That I thought we should celebrate Christmas this month. December makes for such lousy travelling. Of course, I’m not so excited to think about Christmas shopping this time of the year or even decorating a Christmas tree. Maybe we’ll skip Christmas and I’ll just write about it instead.

But what the heck, Merry Christmas anyway!

PS: Just in case you’re wondering the photo was taken a few years ago. I’m not quite that twisted.

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