Nature Insight: In a Cold Climate

With shorter days come slower nights, more time to settle for solitude.

Love is gone and is here still, more in the heart than can be lived.

For all there is a season and this is mine, evergreen, and woven into wintery cobwebs.

Somehow I resist the temptation to brush them away.

I prefer winter…when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.

Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.

Andrew Wyeth, American Painter (1917 – 2009)

Thanks to Mindfulbalance for passing on this quote in the post Our Roots are Deep, Despite the Wind.

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12 thoughts on “Nature Insight: In a Cold Climate

    • Thank you…nostalgia is a good thing…certainly for the imagination and soul, I think. (Wikipedia: “The term nostalgia describes a yearning for the past, often in idealized form.”)

      I so appreciate your visit and comment!


  1. This is really lovely!

    I was in a car as a passenger yesterday and as we were driving down a beautiful, familiar hill (one which always leaves me feeling grateful to live around beautiful countryside), the conversation went exactly along the lines of your gentle words. We remarked on how it felt like everything was waiting, peacefully, for the next scene.

    When I was much younger, and, I have to say, before I went through the many trials that have made up a part of my life, I would have dismissed the idea that there is so much beauty in winter.

    I am rambling – again!



    • I’m so glad this resonated with you, Christine. I’m essentially a solitary person and winter just allows me to be (without excuse or explanation)…and there is something restful about it if one doesn’t have to fight it. But even then, after the battle is won or lost, it is embracing and consoling…at least for me.

      And by the way–I love, and always welcome, your rambling!


    • What a beautiful comment, Savy…just had an experience where my essence seemed to have been smothered by ‘stronger’ personalities…but your reflection is a reminder that we are essentially deeper and more resilient than anything the external world tries to make of us.

      Thank you and blessings!


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