With much of the country covered in snow and ice I can’t complain about our mild winter. Still, appreciating the shorter days continues to be a challenge.
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet
“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.” — W.J. Vogel
“The problem with winter sports is that–follow me closely here–they generally take place in winter.” — Dave Barry
“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.” — Mark Twain
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?” — Lewis Carroll
“O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” — Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, nor time unmake what poets know.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’”
Job 37: 5, 6 (NIV)
*Image courtesy John L. Green, Jr.