Saturday, January 3, 2009

Winter - Inspiration

"Look up at the miracle of the falling snow the air a dizzy maze of whirling eddying flakes noiselessly transforming the world the exquisite crystals dropping in ditch and gutter and disguising in the same suit of spotless livery all objects upon which they fall. How novel and fine the first drifts! The old dilapidated fence is suddenly set off with the most fantastic ruffles scalloped and fluted after an unheard of fashion! Looking down a long line of decrepit stone wall in the trimming of which the wind had fairly run riot, I saw as for the first time, what a severe yet master artist old Winter is. Ah, a severe artist!"
~John Burroughs~ Winter Sunshine, 1884

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