In the Midst of Winter —

Friends who fled the wintry North for Florida sunshine want to know how it’s going back home.

Here’s how it’s going:

Winter Snow

And here’s how we (try to) deal with it. We rub two words together until the sparks fly, until we can light our internal fire:

In the midst of winter we find in ourselves an invincible Summer.

                Albert Camus

 

 

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26 Responses to In the Midst of Winter —

  1. rebekah says:

    We have quite a few friends who do this … flee to Fla. Guess they got a little scare, the day before yesterday, when the state of Fla. decided to NOT allow for Canadians to DRIVE without an international drivers license ! This turned out to be against the Geneva convention so they had to go back on that 😀

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  2. Florida……….hurricanes………one season…………NO….give me the snow so that with the Spring comes I celebrate life!

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  3. cocomino says:

    When will spring arrive? I found blossom buds in my garden today.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      That is a cheering thought, cocomino!
      We are still buried under the snow, but you remind me that within two weeks the sap will begin to flow in the maple trees here, and the sugaring season will begin.
      We live in an area that produces maple syrup. Have you ever tasted it? It’s a very special flavor that is especially delicious on pancakes, with or without bacon. I think your daughters would love it — So would you and your wife, perhaps.
      🙂

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  4. Like Emil I’m also in favour of four ‘proper’ seasons. Britain, sadly, pretty much has just the one (grey/drizzle), so in that sense Florida is one up.
    Meanwhile this is the time of year I fill the house with spring bulbs and inject colour whatever way I can!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      It’s so apparent from your blog that you love color, Karen.
      You just gave me a great idea about the spring bulbs and flowers, I neglect them in the florist aisle in the supermarket.
      I’ll get some today in honor of you!
      Have a colorful day — 🙂

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  5. Patti Kuche says:

    Hope your internal fires found their sparks! Not long to go now before the days get longer and the snowbirds return!

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  6. pauline says:

    Ah J – go buy as many red and yellow flowers as you can find and put them in every room 😉 The days are longer, the sun is warmer and there’s just fickle March to get through – we’re on the upside of spring now.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Excellent, Pauline. I looked at the florist department at Big Y this afternoon, prompted by Karen@PasGrandChose. But I was overwhelmed with choice!
      This helps narrow it down for me, I’ll just find a couple of things to put ’em in and go for the reds and yellows, and —- instant spring!

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  7. Gemma says:

    I have nowhere to run!!!!
    Nice photo, though ;-).

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  8. The. Snow. Is. Going. Sideways.

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  9. I think I ought to buy a plane ticket to Florida. The good thing of the winter there would be that it would not last for long! 🙂

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Even when it’s cold in Florida, I don’t think it dips much below 32 degrees.
      Unlike here!
      How is this winter in San Diego? I always thought it had the best climate in the U.S.
      Always nice to “see” you, Tara, in any season!

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  10. coastalcrone says:

    Thanks for stopping by to like one of my posts! Appropriate quote on your post here.

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