“O Wind, If Winter Comes . . . . “

Listening to the cold wind blow,

There’s nowhere else to really go.

Here I’ll be, a new bear to sew,

Waiting for the predicted snow.


But, if it comes before I wake,

Should we instead venture outside and a snowman make?

Or stay indoors reading, taking a restful break?

And perhaps stir up some chocolate and goodies to bake?


Or, if we wish while waiting to skate and the lake to freeze,

We could zip down the biggest hills on sleds and skis.

With so much we could do, I don’t mean to tease,

Anxiously now awaiting the first snowflakes on winter’s breeze!

What do you do when winter winds blow?  Do you have favorite activities, indoors or out?

Thanks always for visiting.  A few minutes with a hot tea or cocoa and a best-loved book can serve to both relax and brighten any day, ‘weather’ or not.  — Jim  (and Red!)

If you enjoyed this, you may also like — “Susie’s Bear” — a short story about a very sick little girl and her devoted grandmother during a winter snowstorm in the depths of the Great Depression.

              “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”           –  Aristotle

Artwork by Georges Lepape. (Image via Garden of Bright Images)

“They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.” – Italian Proverb

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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'” –  Lewis Carroll

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      “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”      –  John Steinbeck