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