Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”
Poets write lots of pretty words about winter, and there are times that I’ll admit they may have a point or two. But today! What you can’t see in the photo: the National Weather Service’s dreaded “Wintry Mix” of snow, sleet, freezing rain and ditto drizzle, which is an abomination to the spirit. Whoever you are, Robert Byrne, you got it right!
A Postscript: Even though it’s snowed most of today, my chilly heart has been warmed by the passion of my winter-loving friends. So I’ve borrowed their eyes, and Emily Dickinson’s words, to try and see the beauty that’s eluding me. Did I succeed at all? Take a look, and decide.