|"Who could tire of the long shadows, the long shadows of the trees on snow?" ~ May Sarton|
|Woman Knitting by Françoise DuParc|
|Woman Sitting Near Fireplace by Vincent Van Gogh.|
Winter is for women...
The woman, still at her knitting,
At the cradle of black Spanish walnut,
Her body a bulb in the cold and too dumb to think. ~ Sylvia Plath, Wintering
|I still have our mantel decorated with winter-themed Christmas items, like my snowmen collection....|
|...and this cozy, well-lit, country cabin...|
|...and German-made trees and wooden forest people.|
|This snow girl on skis...|
|...reminds me of my daughter who works and skis at Mount Snow (and sometimes models for them, too). She loves the winter, as I do, but for different reasons.|
|I will take my winter mantel down in early March, when I will add the signs and symbols of spring and new life. Though February days will be warmer and lighter and brighter, it is still winter, after all.|
You come back when you're ready!