Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Thought


The very cold weather continues
After lunch yesterday
The sun was so warm on the deck
Did not sit on the deck
But in front of the large window
The sun was wonderful
My thought to read
But - just closed my eyes
Enjoyed the warmth of the sun


What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter's day.
The warmth comes directly from the sun, and is not radiated from the earth; as in the summer, and when we feel his beams on our backs as we are treading some snowy dell, we are grateful
as for a special kindness, and bless the sun which has followed us into the by-place.


From ..... Walking...... by Henry David Thoreau

11 comments:

Tabor said...

I also find myself seeking the suns rays next to the windows bringing whatever project I have been working on with me.

Darla said...

That photo drew me in as my breath caught in my throat...gorgeous...to see the sprinkles of sparkling sunlight within the trees...ahhh...

Cape Cod Kitty said...

As I type the sun is beaming in on me fully at my office. I have the best place in the house, so to speak. No one else has the wonderful south exposure. What we don't have is that pretty snow, although it is very cold.
Thanks for the lovely winter photo. You have such a great eye for the beauty.

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, another day of "hoping" the sun shines in the window.
Darla and Marcia, I took that picture last winter of my woods..
nothing like that yet. Just a dusting and cold. Thanks for commenting.

Sharon said...

I so enjoy the poems and literary gems that you share here.

mermaid said...

Wonderful reflections on winter. That photo is stunning.

One Woman's Journey said...

Sharon and Mermaid - thank you for visiting :)

the wild magnolia said...

Putting thoughts into words and sharing gives a gift to all who read.

Thank you!

One Woman's Journey said...

WM - these quotes help lift my spirit on these days I must stay indoors. Thank you for reading my sharing...

-teri said...

I love the sunshine that comes through are winter windows.Your photo is lovely!

One Woman's Journey said...

-teri - thank you...