With the early dusk, the chilly air, and the urge to curl up in front of a fire or under a blanket, I think it’s safe to say that we’re entering winter, at least in this part of the world. With the government we have right now, there are a lot of things to worry about going into the next few months but there’s nothing I can do on my silly little blog to change those, other than let you know that I’m going through it with you. It’s a scary time. But here are some quotes that hopefully inspire a little joy about this season…

“The last faded autumn leaflet hangs from a frozen branch, just a short fall from the tree to winter.” – Terri Guillemets

“In winter, forgive the fallen leaves of your past.” – Terri Guillemets

“Winter winds sweep away the dead leaves of our lives.” – Terri Guillemets

“In Winter, Mother Nature dims the lights, sleeps late, hides from the world, and regenerates. Winter is the hangover of seasons.” – Terri Guillemets

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” – Paul Theroux

“The earth tucked herself in for the year with winter’s frosty white blanket of snow.” – Terri Guillemets

“Winter is a white-gray paradise blunted of details – the simple season.” – Terri Guillemets

“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

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” – John Burroughs

“Winter stars blaze in silent joy.” – Terri Guillemets

“All sounds are sharper in winter; the air transmits better.” – John Burroughs

“This brilliant silence of winter is most touching, might I not say musical?” – Henry James Slack

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

“Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.” – Virginia Woolf

“Winter is a long, open time. The nights are as dark as the end of the world.” – Craig Childs

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Wisdom comes with winters.” – Oscar Wilde 

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” – Gertrude Smith Wister

“If winter wrote an autobiography, it would be mostly about the spring.” – Terri Guillemets

“Winter is a lean, scrappy fighter. Spring blossoms from the sweat of Winter’s brow.” – Terri Guillemets

“Flowers have their fragrance, winter has its handful of memories.” – Lin Huiyin

I love winter so I have been looking forward to putting up this post. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, if only as a pleasant momentary distraction from the world. Let me know your favourite? Or do you have a favourite that I haven’t shared?

This series of posts is now over; we now have quotes for all four seasons, which is very satisfying. It’s been a fun challenge. And so, in conclusion, I leave you with this quote, which sums up this series pretty well…

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Garry Zukhav

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