(Day lily at Longwood Gardens. December 2007. © Robin)
I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become … but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.
~ May Sarton
(Nature’s holiday decorations. December 2007. © Robin)
Everything is equal in the snow: all trees, all lawns, all streets, all rooftops, all cars. Everything is white, white, white, as far as you can see. Covered by snow, the well-kept and neglected lawns look the same. The snow hides the shiny newness of a just-bought car as effectively as it does the rust and dents of a ten-year-old one. Everything looks clean and fresh and unmarred by time or use. Snow, like the silent death it counterfeits, is a great leveler.
~ Adrienne Ivey
It started snowing again while we slept last night. The snow is still coming down, quite heavily, as the morning grows old.
(Blizzard. December 2007. © Robin)
This would be a good day to learn how to snowshoe.
(The disappearing pond. December 2007. © Robin)