Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brew me a cup for a winter’s night

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Brew me a cup for a winter's night. For the wind howls loud and the furies fight; Spice it with love and stir it with care, And I'll toast our bright eyes, my sweetheart fair. ~Minna Thomas Antrim

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."

~Robert Byrne

The forecast calls for snow tonight and all day tomorrow, coupled with high winds. Our neighbors to the north are in for more of it than we are. And I think many people are feeling the same way as Mr. Byrne does!

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

Photo by my husband, taken with a Nikon D80 and a Quantaray 70-300mm lens.

32 comments:

Char said...

winds here too, even if not quite so cold. i saw the beginning of blooming trees here today

Journey said...

It's been snowing here all day - beautiful, fluffy, huge flakes. Tree branches are beautiful and evergreens are bending under the weight...spring cannot be far away!

TSannie said...

I hear you're getting 18 feet! Well, so I exaggerate...but not by much!

Stay warm, my friend!

xoabb

glenda said...

Perfect post for the weather...
I tend to agree with Mr Byrne.
I love your blog.
regards,
glenda@serendipitycottage

Mental P Mama said...

Annie is a nut. Hope you are all stocked up!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I feel for you all in the east.....we've gotten hit hard with rain this year in California, but don't have to deal with mounds of snow...thankfully! Hope spring emerges soon for you.

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm done with winter and have to agree with Mr. Byrne! Hope you don't get too much snow!

Kat :)

Julie Harward said...

LOL...here I was all wrapped up in the warmth of those quotes...then BAG...That was funny (not that you are getting more snow) we are too...I don't even expect spring til at least April and even then it's iffy! :D

BUSH BABE said...

As you probably already know, it's humid and cloudy here. Been trying to rain all day. Perfect weather for cutting up a beast (we had a visit from a very nice butcher!).

I don't envy you your blizzards - although it would have saved on coldroom costs for our chore today!
:-)
BB

Bella Della said...

We missed it this time in Richmond, VA. Thank goodness! I woke up this morning and creeped to the window and sighed a long deep happy sigh. I love Winter and more so Fall- but after this one Spring can't get here fast enough!

Thank you again for what you did and sending all these lovely, wonderful ladies over to my blog. I am so enjoying visiting their places and "meeting" new friends.

Have an awesome day!
xo,
Kim

A New England Life said...

I was just thinking, right now I'm with Robert Byrne. Ha!

We had rain all day yesterday and today we're supposed to get another 3"-6"! My husband is freaking about water coming in the house even though he just installed a drainage system around the whole perimeter a few years ago.

In northern NH they're getting hit with big time snow. What a weird winter this is.

J.L.S. said...

Yeah, we are finally supposed to cash in on some of the snow storms that have been hitting the east coast. They are saying 4-8 inches here, but I'm not going to lie... I am secretly (or not-so secretly) hoping to get pounded with the beautiful white stuff! :)

Ann Marie said...

we got nothing but rain... boooo I wanted some more snow.

Merisi said...

May you stay safe and warm and with the power on!
I send you some spring air, hopefully enough the melt the snow at impact,
hugs,
Merisi

altar ego said...

I can appreciate Mr. Wyeth's expression. I am a landscape person, it's a metaphor for me for so many things. It isn't that I like the "dead" time, but that things hidden in the summer are revealed, and the full beauty of the land can be appreciated.

Stay warm. We are cold and windy in TN as well, with flurries most of yesterday (no accumulation). The inconvenience of snow is indeed a pain, but I never tire of its beauty.

just jill said...

It's still colder than normal here in the south, but the sun is shining!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I heard there was more snow in store for some of the States. I'm so sorry.

We had a dusting of snow on Tuesday night. The last time MS got 2 snows in February? NEVER, according to our news people. 3 in one winter...NEVER.

Nurse Nancy said...

I am so done with winter but hope to have a day to curl up with my boy and my puppy tomorrow.

Oliag said...

We are just getting rain here in RI...lots and lots and lots of rain...flooded basement kind of rain...I would rather have the snow thanks:)...at least it is prettier...and you have an excuse to stay in and hibernate...

xo

Rileigh's Lolli said...

You definitely know how to set us up!!! "Up yours"! How funny is that!!!

Hope you have a good book, a good bottle of wine, some of that raspberry spread, cream cheese and crackers! I know you have your hubby and your puppy dog!

Stay warm! Jeanne

Michelle said...

Winter does certainly put us in our place!

S. Etole said...

the way of birds in the winter shows so much trust ...

Daryl said...

Its alternating snow and rain here .. messy stuff ... and its a two day event .. a snowapalooza ..

beth said...

LOL....up yours is a common response around here lately, too :)

Inty swetha said...

wow!! thats a lovely post... and the picture is really beautiful:)

Is it cold there??? its so humid and hot in my place!! i wish i were in your place.. i can't bear this heat! :(

Hope u don freeze!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The weather forecasters messed up. We were supposed to get up to three inches. Nada. A few sprinkles and now it's sunny outside.

I'm with AM up there, I wanted more snow.

Love the bird!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous shot! Stay warm :)

Betty said...

Love all of your sayings. ant the little bird is so cute. I did one of the word thing-y and it looks like I use the word Little allot and cute and hugs.
♥♥ Hugs ♥♥

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well, we have got this wintry weather whether we like it or not, Kate, so we may as well enjoy it.

Suzanne said...

Hubby is getting darn good with that camera. Beautiful.

Sandra said...

The Farmers Almanac is calling for a horrific storm; looks like nature is accommodating the almanac. We're in blizzard conditions, expected to continue through the weekend.
Love the quotes.

Andi said...

As one of your neighbors up north, I have to say the Byrne's quote hit home! :) I want to see my garden so much it hurts!