The Color of My Winter is Gray

January 9, 2012

January skies

“By December the new season was entrenched, and the city was covered almost every day by an ominous steel-grey sky, like one in a painting by Mantegna or Veronese, the perfect backdrop to the crucifixion of Christ or to a day beneath the bedclothes.”
— Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

“Winter is a blue season, gray-blue at dawn, blue-white in landscapes, and for many people blue in mood.”
— Diane Ackerman, Dawn Light:  Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

What color is your winter?  Mine definitely looks more like de Botton’s description — gray, gray, gray.  I like how his comments about all the grayness end with a rather cozy image of lingering in bed beneath warm blankets!

 

11 Responses to “The Color of My Winter is Gray”

  1. Elisa's Spot Says:

    My winter is whatever color I wish to see, may that comment not bite me in the butt on the way out too! 😀

  2. Sigrun Says:

    I believe I have more of a ‘Diane Ackerman winter’. Come and have a look!


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  4. Ours is green, the winter rain means the garden says party Party PARTY!!!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I remember green! I have to say, one of the nice things about having a reader in the southern hemisphere is the reminder that our winters are your summers. Enjoy your garden!

  5. Shirley Mord Says:

    Our winter is brown brown brown, no snow..Maybe tonight we will get snow

  6. sandy bessingpas Says:

    The last few days of my winter have been a red/pink/lavender sky as the sun goes down and a huge orange full moon rising in the black eastern sky that sparkles with twinkling stars.


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  8. Gray and brown. But some days with a sky so blue it hurts your eyes and makes you dizzy.


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