Short Winter Days

December 14, 2013

Winter's hydrangeas

Winter’s hydrangeas

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
— John Burroughs, from The Writings of John Burroughs, vol. 15, The Summit of the Years

Night falls early.  Like Burroughs, I find the days much too short for everything I want to do.  Unfortunately, picking up a paintbrush has fallen to the wayside.  One day soon I will get back to making paintings.  For now, I am enjoying reading and incubating some thoughts.

I did rouse myself to walk to a neighborhood coffeeshop, though, and took these photos along the way:






5 Responses to “Short Winter Days”

  1. Chris Says:

    Northwest winters…Ugh! 🙂

  2. Anne Timlick Says:

    I went outside to look again -and really saw- our winter hydrangea with new eyes.
    Thanks to you!
    Your photos woke me up.

  3. Choral Eddie Says:


  4. shoreacres Says:

    I love hydrangeas, and they’re just as pretty after their peak of bloom is gone. Is the deep blue-black a result of frost? The colors are amazing.

  5. mzuritam Says:

    I love the quote, your thoughts, and your winter photos!

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