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Winter sun


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The traditional expressions of winter tend to come to mind when that season is mentioned or discussed and include weather such as snow and ice, rain and sleet, and unending grey skies. Although the first, and maybe second, snowfall can bring excitement and desire to play explore what appears to be a new, clean world, that feeling soon wears off, except for the skiing and other snow sports population, and we find it can be a real impediment to ‘normal’ daily living. The much higher proportion of rain, sleet, any form of precipitation and its companions gives us the feeling that everything, inside and out, is damp and just begging for mold to appear. But the worst form of winter weather is the unending grey sky that can go on and on for what seems to be forever, saps our vitality, and takes the joie de vivre right out of us. Then when the clouds are dispersed and the sun comes out in all its brightness, reveals colors again, and even warms us, if only on one side, we throw off our dismal moods and instantly find it easier to be positive and to make plans and follow through on them. Since we know the monotonous, dull weather will return and keep on returning until Spring it is wise to store up our memories of the good, Vitamin D filled days and return to them when we are most discouraged. Isn’t it better to have some good memories to help with Winter blues than to plod along, discouraged?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Winter sun

  1. You are so right, and have put into words exactly what I am feeling right now. Cold weather arrived very early here in Michigan this year, and the Winter already seems endless. Thank you for the lovely image and helping me turn my thoughts to better (and warmer) days! 🙂

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