Tag Archives: winter

“Walking Alone in Late Winter” by Jane Kenyon

How long the winter has lasted—like a Mahler symphony, or an hour in the dentist’s chair. In the fields the grasses are matted and gray, making me think of June, when hay and vetch burgeon in the heat, and warm … Continue reading

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Winter by Arcimboldo

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Melting at Qigong

Out of the window today at Qigong, the ice was melting. Rapidly. The long frozen needles representing the past months of bitter winter were succumbing to the brilliant sunshine. Inside too, my muscles were softening and thawing to the loosened … Continue reading

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Arctic survival safety valve

I think it’s the cold or maybe the six more inches of snow we got the other night or the report of the anticipated millionth snow storm predicted for this weekend. Maybe it’s the traffic jams or the slippery streets … Continue reading

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Winter

Antonio Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons with Norwegian Mari Samuelsen as violin soloist. Her brother, Hakon, is playing the cello. A remarkable performance.

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…sigh…

…only January 25…

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Melting winter

The bitter chill of winter is  balanced by the blooms of amaryllis. Every year they assertively bloom on our kitchen table reminding us that spring will indeed one day be here again. From Virgil’s Eclogues, we learn that the amaryllis … Continue reading

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In the middle of the mundane, the miraculous.

I know I moan and complain about winter. Especially today as I spent about an hour digging a path in front of the garage in order to get the car out. And the cold can be so shocking to the … Continue reading

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I-94 Ice Show

…12/24/13, iPhone 5,  2:34:17, 2:34:48, 2:37:14 pm.

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Winter at the Botanic Garden

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