Still Winter

February 8, 2013

“February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.”
— Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons

Foggy, gray morning at Green Lake

Foggy, gray morning at Green Lake

Lamplight -- beacons in the gray

Lamplight — beacons in the gray

Gray pierced by a car headlight

Gray pierced by a car headlight

Jogging in the fog

Jogging in the fog

Twin echoes, tree silhouettes

Twin echoes, tree silhouettes

The color of our Seattle winters is gray, gray, and more gray.  I long for sunshine.

Seattle winters teach endurance.  Not a bad lesson.  The challenge is to keep from sinking into melancholy and to find moments of brightness to cheer the soul.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Responses to “Still Winter”


  1. We have have grey days here in Baltimore as well, but I have been enchanted by the change–sometimes just grey, but at other times silver as thin rays of sun try to break through and sometimes opalescent.

  2. shoreacres Says:

    Still, your trees are beautiful. What kind are they? They look rather like willows – certainly they can’t be hung with Spanish Moss!

    • Rosemary Says:

      The big tree in the last three photos is a Weeping Poplar according to an idenifying tag on the trunk. No Spanish moss, but you definitely can see that kind of effect in the Olympic Rain Forest on our Olympic Peninsula.

  3. garden.poet Says:

    Wow- the trees through the fog are just otherworldly.


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