Solstice 2016

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!

19 Comments on “Solstice 2016

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    • 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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  4. 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!


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