Friday, July 15, 2011

Only in Winter

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savour belonging to yourself.
~Ruth Stout

This is the scene that greeted me one morning last week as I stepped outside - freezing temperatures, grey skies and lawns frosted to yellow and brown. We've been having snow in Lesotho and the Drakensberg Mountains (South Africa) and Gauteng normally suffers the wrath of Winter from high up in the mountains!


  1. Beautiful sketch and a beautiful sentiment in the quote.

  2. Yes, as Elva says. Such a peaceful scene and Ruth's quote really fits in.

  3. Thank you Annie, and Winter really is special, isn't she? (Or is it 'he'?)


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