Monday, December 22, 2008

Privacy in Winter

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"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 to yourself."

- Ruth Stout


Mildred said...

What an absolutely beautiful photo. I agree, Winter seems more private & quiet than any other time of the year. I wish you peace & joy this Christmas new friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'll agree with Mildred, Shelley... An absolutely gorgeous photo!!!! I enjoyed the quote also. It is just so fitting for that picture.


Abraham Lincoln said...

Winter does other things too. I notice the birds are only collective when they come to feed and make no pretense about hiding. I think they all know there is hope in numbers. Winter is otherwise and here at other times, a great quiet.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Forgot to even mention that the photo is the best I have seen of a cold winter day. Just perfect.

basketsnprims said...

I agree, absolutely a beautiful photograph. It is more private in winter, it's almost like we all hibernate like some of the animals. We all just want to snuggle in at home. May you and your family have a very blessed and Merry Christmas, my new friend.


Charli and me said...

Beautiful photo. I do the like the quiet and beauty of winter.

Cedar ... said...

That is so true. I love a snowy day especially when the phone does NOT ring! sort of just my cat and me in our little cacoon!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautifully said. The country life is for me and your photo says it all!
Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Ms. Hays said...

Absolutely! And A Very Pretty Winter Scene - Bonus!!!

Merry Christmas & GOD Bless!!!

Leedra said...

And look at that beautiful sky to go with that snow. Gorgeous photograph.

Shellmo said...

Mildred - thank you! I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Christmas with your family!

Betsy - thanks so much!

Abe - Thank you! I hope you are resting well my friend. Happy holidays to you & your family.

Pam - hibernation is the perfect descriptive word! Merry xmas!

Charli - me too!

Cedar - I agree - and a cat is great to have to snuggle on your lap on a wintry day!

Ginger - the woods / country is for me too! :) Merry Christmas!

Ms. Hays - thanks you and a very merry christmas to you and yours!

Leedra - thank you! It was 10 degrees that day and I was a little cranky. ha,ha! Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

Very nice! and the quote has such a calm and peaceful feeling about it and so true!! Hope you had a nice Christmas and Santa was good to you!! :)

Powell River Books said...

That is particularly true here on Powell Lake, especially with the recent cold snap and snow. The loggers and power line workers are off work, so no work boats are passing our cabin. None of the other cabin owners have been around for weeks. That makes for lots of privacy, and we love it. -- Margy