"Standing on the snow-covered plain, as if in a pasture amid the hills, I cut my way first through a foot of snow, and then a foot of ice, and open a window under my feet, where, kneeling to drink, I look down into the quiet parlor of the fishes, pervaded by a softened light as through a window of ground glass, with its bright sanded floor the same as in summer; there a perennial wave-less serenity reigns as in the amber twilight sky, corresponding to the cool and even temperament of the inhabitants. Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~~~ from "The Four Seasons" by Henry David Thoreau
It's plain to see here on the frosty window, that we are in the depths of winter, even though the calendar says winter started just a mere week ago! We are heading into the deep freeze again on New Years Eve with a predicted high of minus 2 degrees. At least we have heat and have not struggled with power outages as some of our friends in the Eastern USA and Canada have.
Thank you to all of my loyal readers and friends in blog-land. You all mean a great deal to me and I have enjoyed getting to know you all over the years. I look forward to another year filled with new and magical discoveries. I wish for all of you a very Happy New Year ahead! ~~ Diane