Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Green

The color of springtime is in the flowers,
the color of winter is in the imagination. 
~Terri Guillemets

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. 
~Pietro Aretino

Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. 
~Andrew Wyeth

In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. 
~Ruth Stout

Taking a brief walk around our yard 
to capture small wonders
 of this chilly gray January day
made me a very...

Happy Me-Laurie Z


  1. Lovely! Beauty is always there if you look hard enough, huh?

  2. Such gorgeous photos, Laurie! The greenness that's still there reminds me of a poem I wrote in when I was living in England - all about winter life fires that still burn if you know where to look for them :-)

    Blessings and thank you for sharing these!


  3. Nice photos. My first year in Hawaii. Here I am in January wearing shorts and tank tops or even a bikini for most the day. The plants are lush. I have huge hibiscus blooming at my front door. I love it...and when I see winter right now it seems so far away.

    Mahalo for sharing.

  4. Love these photos...thx or sharing some Winter Green! :)