Winter Is Good!

“Happy Winter.” Handmade card by Lori K.

Winter is good – his Hoar Delights
Italic flavor yield –
To Intellects inebriate
With Summer, or the World –

Generic as a Quarry
And hearty – as a Rose –
Invited with asperity
But welcome when he goes.

Emily Dickinson, Poem 1316

It’s no secret–I do not like winter. The cold, dreary days do little for my mood and force me to spend far too many days and nights indoors. It doesn’t help at all that winter immediately follows autumn, my favorite season.

It’s odd, I know, to begin a “Happy Winter” post with reasons I don’t like the season, but there are some things I love about winter–the nakedness of trees, a warm cup of cocoa, cozy nights in front of the fireplace, hope for “snow days,” and winter photo walks [when the temperatures ease a bit]. Besides, there’s poetry in winter’s dormancy as the earth is repairing and preparing for spring.

In short, my feelings about winter are much like the attitude toward winter described in Dickinson’s poem–I’m capable of extolling it’s virtues, but I’ll be happier when it’s gone.

Happy Winter? 😉


Love Noter Lori K made and sent the card above to me last winter. I’ve been looking forward to sharing it since I happily received it. Its glittery wintriness is much prettier “in person.”

Seriously though–Happy Winter!

13 thoughts on “Winter Is Good!

  1. Lori Kobular says:

    I feel the same way about Winter, I need sunshine to warm me! But I do agree winter does have its beautiful moments!! Thanks for sharing my card!! This has been a crazy year for me and I am looking forward to a better 2019!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Hoping that 2019 is a better year for everyone!!

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    I am also not a fan of winter, but another reason to be grateful for it – I’ve decided – is exactly because it drives us inward and enforces in us a more contemplative posture.

    Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Happy winter indeed.

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  3. Natasha says:

    Winter is indeed a season to repair and rejuvenate. Not my favourite too but what keeps the hope intact is that Winter always turns into Spring.

    Happy Winters and Happy Yule!

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  4. Laurie says:

    Happy Holidays! I do love winter, I love snow! I, too, love that the days are getting longer and spring is right around the corner
    I hope your holidays and bright, warm, and full of love.
    Hugs, Laurie

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