The belly of winter

February seems to mark the coldest temperatures of our winter, and that has certainly been true for this year. We are lucky to get above zero during the day, and our nighttime cold extends into the teens and twenties below zero. This is the belly of winter – the depths of winter – the take-your-breath-away time of winter. The sun casts long shadows over a landscape covered in snow. The blue sky is lovely but the wind howls and picks up any fresh snow, twirling it in the air and repositioning it with abandon. It’s a time to appreciate basic comforts like warm boots and clothes, furnaces and heat, and the knowledge that in a few months we will crawl out of this belly and eventually into spring.

3 thoughts on “The belly of winter

  1. Rex Hamann February 14, 2021 / 4:36 pm

    Love the reflection you post that goes along with your photo so perfectly, the photo that speaks to the day so perfectly! Yow….what a spell we’ve been under! I’ve promised myself I WILL use my ski goggles and venture forth for my mile-and-a-half winter route walk tomorrow…One thing…I DO hope we are crawling out of winter’s belly, as you say, within a few weeks, not months!! πŸ™‚

    • lindastaatsphoto February 15, 2021 / 9:42 am

      I agree with you completely, Rex – let’s hope we are crawling out into spring in a few weeks and not months. It’s certainly easier to enjoy the beauty if we can see spring on the not-to-distant horizon. Stay warm, and thanks for your comments!

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