Oh, winter!

I prefer winter and fall, 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

Unlike artist Andrew Wyeth, I don’t “prefer” winter. I’ll never warm up to the cold reality of bundling up in gloves, boots, and an unwieldy thermal coat from December through March — though I’ve done so every year for more years than I care to recount. And I hate driving in snow.Yet I can’t deny winter’s stark, glistening beauty. Earlier this week, southeast Michigan was pounded with a heavy snowstorm, leaving us blanketed in yards of white stuff. The view outside my home office window is a veritable Currier and Ives landscape, as you’ll note in the photos I’ve posted here. Those of you who live in the south or on the west coast will be amused?  — CL


7 thoughts on “Oh, winter!

  1. On the morning of the storm my mental stop light flashed on. I was not venturing one foot out of the house. But now the driveway is plowed and the four wheel drive is engaged on the pick up so I can go out and slid with the best of them. Take care in your wanders and stay safe during this ‘Winter Wonderland’.

    • Momma Mary, you are right to be cautious. In some parts of Oakland County, they are not plowing or salting the roads, due to budget cutbacks. I refuse to shop or dine or visit in any city that won’t make its roads safe for drivers. Luckily, they keep the streets fairly clear here in Royal Oak, so that’s where I’ll be hanging out until it thaws 🙂

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