Winter time in our life
Autumn is finally over. I am not a fan of autumn and the beauty of falling leaves is always in the shade of a disgusting rainy weather.
What I like is the winter. I mean winter with snow, frost and icy weather. Do not blame me for it. If you do not like it – good for you! But for me winter is an expected time. Why? Gosh, I do not really know…. May be because this is a time when the fireplace in my house burns all day long. … There is some kind of magic in the dancing fire, in the flames leaking logs of wood and bringing warmth and internal pacification. Winter and flames of burning wood create a contrast which makes my arrival home one of the best things in the world.
Approaching home I am looking at the chimney to see if the fireplace is burning and feel a silent joy of what is expecting me at home. I open the door and there is nothing you can compare with the warmth of your room. I am home. I am met by a homey comfort, my family and the cat.
When I leave the house I keep that feeling inside and think about it. In winter return home becomes a real event. It becomes a dream which always come true…
Still don’t like it? You probably did not experience the joy of watching your garden covered with snow. It is lovely and gives your mind a picture of your next summer and snow makes you think about the warmer time. Have a look on the dried plants covered with snow caps and remember how wonderful they were in summer.
High grass left in the garden is sometimes absolutely stunning in winter. And the leaves of grass like a compasses left circles on the snow. Can you see it in summer? – No way! Summer is a too overwhelming season. Summer is green, blossoming and you do not value what you see. You accept all wonders of nature for granted. Just another green leave, just another blossoming flower. But your attitude will change as soon as the snow comes with a frost.
Winter makes every green leave you see, a treasure. Would you notice the beauty of the grass in spring or summer? But in winter you cherish what you see. Even bare stems of plants colored in any other color but black and white fills your heart with joy and expectation.
Enjoy the winter! Come to your yard and take your camera. I am sure there will be something to admire. If we cannot get rid of winter we have to learn how to enjoy it.