Wednesday Vignette: Winter Sun



“One can follow the sun, of course,

but I have always thought

that it is best to know some winter, too,

so that the summer, when it arrives,

is the more gratefully received.”


Beatriz Williams




“But only a person in the depths of despair

neglected to look beyond winter to the spring

that inevitably followed,

bringing back color and life and hope.”


Mary Balogh





“A moment of peace and silence,

breathing in and out the frigid air,

watching daylight seep into the forest,

hearing the first chatter of distant crows,

the wind sighing over the snow

and through the fir and pine branches

and the twittering of chickadees

as they flitted in little tribes from tree to tree.”


Mike Bond




Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017




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13 responses to “Wednesday Vignette: Winter Sun

  1. kenna777blog

    These are SO pretty! 🙂

  2. Lovely wintery shots. Were any of your plants harmed in the recent freeze?

    • Thank you, Eliza. I believe the Lavender “Goodwin Creek Grey” that had hung on in pots pulled up close to the house on the front patio are likely gone…. Our trees and shrubs handled the deep snow great- even the bamboo didn’t suffer much as this was a very light grained snow even though it was a deep one. It blew off many of the plants without crushing or breaking their branches. Thanks for asking- The newest Hellebore, already in bloom, lost this crop of flowers. But I trust the plant will be fine 😉 Hope you and well and warm, Eliza ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. Janet Craig

    Stunning photos. Such quality!

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  5. That first quote is awesome! I especially like the photo of the morning moon.

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