"When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves-
Welcome wool sweaters."
|("Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter"; Claude Monet; c. 1875)|
"Winter is the time for comfort - it is the time for home."
~ Edith Sitwell
|("Winter"; Alexey Savrasov; c. 1873)|
"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you...
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
|("Winter Landscape"; Joseph Tomanek; c. 1920)|
"Over the river and through the wood,
To grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow."
~ Lydia Maria Child
|("A Street Scene in Winter, Copenhagen"; Fischer Paul)|
"Every mile is two in winter."
~ George Herbert
|("Skating To Nirvana"; Barend Cornelius Koekkoek)|
Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~ Bill Morgan, Jr.
"The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches."
~ E. E. Cummings
|("Winter Stream"; Elizabeth Hubbell, c. 1960)|
"In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen,
Snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
~ Christina Rosetti
|("Snowy Day"; Mario Zampedroni; c. 2010)|
"I like these, cold grey winter days. Days like this let you savor a bad mood."
~ Bill Watterson
|("Winter Lady - Cardinal"; Robert Bateman; c. 1983)|
"Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed,
The speculating Rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm tops, delecate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, winter pass."
~ Edward Thomas
"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour."
~ John Boswell