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Sunshine In Winter

Updated on January 4, 2016
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The seasons' sunshine thoughts....

The green first appears around my woodpile.
The green first appears around my woodpile. | Source
In between weeding sessions there is time for a photo.
In between weeding sessions there is time for a photo. | Source
What would fall colors be on a drab rainy day?
What would fall colors be on a drab rainy day? | Source
Sunshine in winter is welcome relief from the cold, a reminder that spring must come, even in the absence of the leaves, with summer sunshine and heat even a welcome thought.
Sunshine in winter is welcome relief from the cold, a reminder that spring must come, even in the absence of the leaves, with summer sunshine and heat even a welcome thought. | Source

Winter Sunshine

Oh, you fickle sunshine!

Coming and going are you?

You used to dictate man's hours.

Now we have invented our own lights,

flashing ones, colored ones, bright or soft.

Still you dictate man's seasons, days.

Come around again, life seems new.

We know to plant and harvest.

We ignore you at our peril.

Sunscreen you out then.

So welcome in winter.


Our Winter Sunshine

Sunshine in spring is ignored as we look at the hopeful signs of green. In summer it is largely ignored while we deal with its heat. Fall harvests absorb us, but sunshine in winter is a pure delight.

Cold or not, sunshine in winter invites us outside to play.
Cold or not, sunshine in winter invites us outside to play. | Source

My favorite sunshine season is....

Which season's sunshine do you appreciate the most?

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - Here you are! Up and faithful on a Sabbath morning, and having some fun (I hope) reading on HP. Don't keep the faith; share it.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      No matter what the season, the sun finds its way over to visit...

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      DDE - Come on now, you have to choose one. No voting for two seasons, though many of us would agree with you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like Spring and Summer. I like this lovely poem presented with bright photos.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      FlourishAnyway - It's always nice to see your smiling profile and a comment on one of my Hubs! Here in the Rockies the Spring is too short, especially with so many things to accomplish, and the Fall is sometimes even shorter, although much of this Winter has seemed more like Fall.

      When you think back on the seasons you have enjoyed the most, which season stands out as filled with memories? It might very well be Summer, even with the heat we find less enjoyable as we age.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      For me, Spring and Fall are where it's at. Not too cold and not too hot. Enjoyed your poem about fickle sunshine. How true.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Thanks for the votes and comment. When the sunshines on fresh, pure, white snow, we can imagine a world made new again and for a very short time we suspect it just might be possible.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. I agree that even though it's cold when the sun glints on pure white snow it is such a lovely sight.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      BlossomSB - Thanks for giving the sunshine seasons some added balance. I'm glad you liked the poem and commented.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Autumn is my favourite, it's always a more gentle time than Spring, and everything is ripening, ready to harvest and prepare for winter. Love your poem.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - The mountains are still here and covered with snow to delight those skiers. Still we have had the seventh lowest snowfall of any recorded winters to this date in January. So, unless we get some real snowstorms, we, like California, will have less available water next summer when our summer sunshine heat bears down.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - We here, north and west of you, are happy trading sunshine in winter for the six months of potential hurricanes you have to deal with, but this morning here is sunshiny and 25 F. at 8:45 AM.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Here in the desert winter sunshine is by far the best as it does not get to hot but just right. I miss the sunshine reflecting off the snow and just as it settles in mountain silhouettes.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      The cold temperature on a bright sunshiny day was a puzzle to me the first time I experienced it. It's just one of those things God can do. Beautiful pictures.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gwenneth Leane - Just back from reading your fine Hub on your trip to Melanesia. Thanks for that Hub and for commenting so well on this one.

      You can go back and vote in this poll and then (so far) the polling will be evenly split in thirds between Spring, Fall (your favorite sunshine,) and Winter.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - Nothing against Spring, but how do you escape the rain, cold, snow, and gloom of winter in SW England to the point that actual, real sunshine in winter cannot triumph in the poll?

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      Gwenneth Leane 2 years ago from Glen Osmond, Adelaide, South Australia Australia

      I loved the images. Where I live autumn is the best sun time. Everything is preparing for winter and slowing down. The real heat has gone, the sky is clear blue, the sun golden. No wind, just peace. That's the time of year Iove.

      Your verse expressed lovely thoughts.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I must admit it's lovely to have the sunshine on a cold crisp winter's day. However, Spring is my favourite.

      Ann