Category Archives: winter

Winter by Arcimboldo

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J. M. W. Turner’s Snowstorm

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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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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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…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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