Well, I wanted winter, I hoped for winter, I longed for winter, I demanded winter…and winter came.
It came with little snow and an inch of ice that encased our cars and coated the branches of trees. Two friends had their windshields crack while trying to chip their way into their cars. The weight of the ice on the tree branches was too much for some trees to bear and whole limbs came down bringing power lines with them. Really this kind of winter weather entreats us all to go back inside and cozy up with loved ones or a good book…but I couldn’t resist going out for a closer look. The park was beautiful!
Poor trees! Look how heavy those branches are!
I was glad for a chance to enjoy being outside in something akin to a winter wonderland finally but it was getting late. It was so nice to head back inside and snuggle with the kiddies. I’m crossing my fingers snow won’t be far behind.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell