Is Winter Here?

Has it snuck in without any of us looking?  What a stealthy thief, sneaking in without even a polite knock on the door?  Honestly winter!  Autumn isn’t really done yet showing off her lovely golden colours.  Autumn?  Hello, are you there?  Oh she’s gone.

Admittedly, winter and I don’t get on very well.  Apart from Christmas, there’s really nothing good about the winter.  Its long dark, cold, and dreary days take too much toll in my mind.  And so my mind has to over-work itself up by trying to ignore the bleak darkness outside my window.  I constantly think of small joys, and try to focus on the positives instead of the negatives, like, sure it’s so dreary outside I could cry, but the trees sure do look beautiful.  I love this quote from Cynthia Rylant, author of one of my favourite short stories anthology, A Couple of Kooks.  Let me share it with you:

In November, the trees are standing,

all sticks and bones.

Without their leaves,

how lovely they are,

spreading their arms like dancers.

The know it is time to be still.

Winter trees are indeed beautiful, especially the silhouette it makes against the grey sky.

If you follow me over on Instagram, these photos will look familiar to you.

What about you?

Do you find Winter a bit harsh?

22 Comments

  1. Winter is absolutely here now! Usually the time I go to my larger coat is the start of the cold season!

    • It doesn’t really snow here in Cornwall except for a dusting. Would love to experience a White Christmas like the ones you have in Sweden 🙂

  2. I love Winter, although I’m an Autumn girl at heart. This time of year, you can find me using my Husband as a hot water bottle. Much to his dismay!

    • Thank you. Yes, I can imagine how winter may be too harsh for a beautiful mermaid like you 🙂 xx

  3. I’m one of those weird people who likes winter. I wish it didn’t last as long but I don’t mind it and I love living in a country where we have such clear seasonal changes.

    • Love the seasonal changes too. But yes, I agree. I think I’d appreciate winter more if it didn’t last too long.

  4. I am always in two minds about winter! As a runner I hate the darkness and the cold but I am a bit of a hermit in the winter and enjoy staying inside and getting cozy and snuggly

    • Getting all cozy and snuggly are one of the few reasons that makes Winter bearable 🙂

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