Winter Pictures are courtsey my friend Nidhana, Surrey, England
Winter Wonderland, Summer Karaoke!!
All trespasses, blemishes resolved
Repentant penitent souls absolved
Harkening their sincere pleas loud
Master cloaks sins in white shroud
Cotton snowflakes in air dancing like a dream
Daubs of white swirls crowning an ice cream
Shaving cream sporting stark trees now agleam
Unwashed white sentinels stand spread, a ream
Avenues, streets come alive, a winter wonderland
Death can be achingly beautiful we now understand
Endings herald new beginnings, time does not stand
Winter cloak melts for summers green cummerbund!
Dappled sunlight shining through lattice of foliage
Bringing into relief winding road delineated by age
Glowing rays indicate season’s relay baton passage
Spring, summer, fall winter wind unwind- a truthful adage!!
The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter;
the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew
to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
John Burroughs (1837 – 1921), The Snow-Walkers
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 on what’s come before.
Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, 1992
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly
changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.
Henry Beston, Northern Farm
One kind word can warm three winter months.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did
not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672), ‘Meditations Divine and Moral,’ 1655
this picture is from Avinashjee’s photos taken on recent Jungle trip in India
this is from internet- disclaimer-
TODAY MY STREET IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK LOOKS LIKE THIS 2/3/09!!!