In the Depth of Winter

Ice on Pines, Copyright Silverleaf, 2015

Ice on Pines, Copyright Silverleaf, 2015

Winter here can be deep, long and it can seem never-ending. In the depths of winter, there is only resilience or isolation. Survival–of the soul and of life–depends on endurance of the spirit.

I survive the way my Great Aunt taught me to: by going into it, embracing it as an event, finding joy in the moment, appreciating the beauty, taking in the deepening field of vision. The only way to enjoy it is to love it.

Byways and Back Ways, Copyright Silverleaf, 2015

Tremblant’s Byways and Back Ways, Copyright Silverleaf, 2015

But you also need to be able to tell when it’s better to stay in, make some cocoa, and watch the colours shift and change from the warmth of your living room.

Winter Rooves, Copyright Silverleaf, 2015

Winter Rooves, Copyright Silverleaf, 2015

Sun and Ice, Copyright Silverleaf 2015

Sun and Ice, Copyright Silverleaf 2015

 

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8 thoughts on “In the Depth of Winter

    • Thanks for stopping by. Thankfully, we live downtown and have very little to shovel (so little that I still enjoy doing it!) but somehow I still don’t seem to have time to put my feet up! Enjoy 🙂

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