Happy Winter Solstice 2016! For today’s post: a short selection of the more ‘Feel Good’ quotes regarding Winter that I came across:

  • If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
  • No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips its turn (Hal Borland)
  • Write about Winter in the Summer (Annie Dillard)
  • Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken (Alexandra Guarnaschelli)*
  • Even in Winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality (Andy Goldsworthy)
  • Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake (Sara Raasch)
  • Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, O flakes of snow, for which, through naked trees, the winds A-mourning go? (John B. Tabb)
  • Love has different shapes, like this falling snow in winter (Rizki De)
  • A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins (William Shakespeare)
  • As the season changes, we learn to adapt (Lailah Gifty Akita)

*I can’t say I’ve tried potato gratin, but personally I much prefer roast potatoes anyway… and roasties with roast chicken, well, that’s just a Feel Good thought in itself! I can smell them roasting as I type.

As it’s the first day of Winter (officially – I’ve been in Winter for a while now), I shall end this post with a Winter photo (images from Microsoft ClipArt), should we somehow forget how Winter looks:

And remember… whatever the weather, however cold and dark it may get, keep your eyes and mind open and allow the goodness in. With an open mind, you will Feel the Goodness… guaranteed!

Happy Winter!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

19 Comments

  1. I’ve been in winter for a few weeks … but hey … the days will be getting longer … but still cold!

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    1. They will now, Frank… and they’ll start getting gradually warmer as well! 😀 Merry Christmas!

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  2. I think I will need these photos to look at this weekend just to try and keep cool. We are forecast to have the hottest Christmas Eve and Day in 70 years! 40 degrees C 😦

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    1. Yikes that is hot. I’m somewhere warmer than England but compared to you is cold at 18 degrees C.

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      1. If only it were that here too. Today has been beautiful, and I am sitting here now with a dressing gown on as the evening breeze coming in through the window is quite coo. But it won’t be tomorrow.

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        1. Hope your heat wave doesn’t last long

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          1. Me too, but they are predicting a long, hot summer

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            1. 😦 you seem to have had a lot of very hot summers in recent years

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    2. I don’t think we have it that hot in our Summer, Raili! Hope you’re managing to keep cool! Merry Christmas!

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  3. ooh I had potato gratin last night – scrumptious. Potatoes, cheese, cream and garlic almost as good as a Roast Potato, but not quite!

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    1. It does sound rather nice, Becky! I may have to try it! Merry Christmas! 😀

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  4. Happy Winter Solstice Tom, and Happy Christmas to come! Oh how I wish it really did look like that outside…just grey and more grey. Beautiful photos…and I love your feel good factor….mmmm, I’m with you on the roast potatoes 🙂 Love the quotes. See you next year my friend…and a Happy New Year too, bringing lots more feel goods, hopefully!

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    1. Oh yes… and now with Storm Barbara blowing into town things are a little more grey than they were to start off with! 😀
      Merri Christmas, Sherri! 😀 Hehehe! 😀

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  5. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas my friend! 🙂

    Mine is to be spent with my adoptive family doing good stuff and feeling the love – despite then setting me up so often over the years… 🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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    1. Enjoy your Christmas, Prenin! Have a good time.

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  6. It’s good to remember such things in the dreary and cold days!

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    1. Oh, most definitely, Merril! 😀
      Merry Christmas to you.

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  7. And a happy winter to you as well.

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    1. Oh, indeed, Elena! Happy Winter! 😀

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