Thought for Today

Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. ~Hugh Macmillan, “Rejuvenescence,” The Ministry of Nature, 1871

Winter

Copyright 2010 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2010 by R.A. Robbins

I love winter! I wouldn’t be saying that if I had to get out and drive in the snow and ice. But at this time of my life I can arrange things to not have to get out in bad weather. I can just sit back and watch it snow while sipping a mug of nice hot chocolate.

But winter is also my most creative time. While it snows and blows I am working on my art. Ideas are plentiful and the motivation to create is strong. Maybe it’s because I am a winter baby, born in January. My mother loved to tell about walking to the hospital in the snow. What she left out was the part about living across the street. :)

So what do you love about winter?

Thought for Today

Fall at Chalco #4 Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Fall at Chalco #4
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
“I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing.  I write about generosity because I battle selfishness.  I write about joy because I know sorrow.  I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption.  I write about gratitude because I am thankful for all of it.” — Kristin Armstrong