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audra-krell's picture
Dec.09.2009
When I think of winter it brings to mind the seasons of life. I hear people sing about and refer to "the autumn of my years," and have always wondered why they don't talk about the "winter" of their years. Maybe they aren't alive to write or talk about their winter season of...
wendy-mcnally's picture
Dec.09.2009
Mother with her precious gold Quivering in her feeble age, Quietly waits on her Death bed Dreaming dreams that make her cry, Listening to the icy winds rush by. At the top of a frozen hill Frigid hands are rushing Through her twisted hair. She’s old and yet more golden Than a...
james-hoch's picture
Dec.09.2009
Winter is hitting the upper midwest hard today and I'm really glad I'm not there.  I lived in Minnesota for the last 16 years and with each passing winter I slowly grew into a crabby old man who hated the cold, ice and snow.  So after retiring, we packed up the motor home and headed west.  I...
kiran-naheed's picture
Dec.09.2009
Most of people don’t like winter season due to different reasons. But I feel, that liking or disliking of season depends in which part of word, we are living, and how severe is winter season there…………I like winter because as far as I am concerned, I live in the country (Pakistan) having most...
sharon-cathcart's picture
Dec.09.2009
Good grief, it's cold.  I'm typing with numb fingers -- in my office.  (Shh ... don't tell.)  Northern California is not where one expects to have temperatures hovering around 30 degrees F., but here we are.  And people say that climate change is bogus!  I'm originally from Oregon, but I haven't...
sierra-godfrey's picture
Dec.09.2009
Winter. Huh. Not here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This morning when I dropped my whippersnapper off at preschool, it was about forty five degrees. Pretty cold, to me. The guard at sign-in mentioned that rain was supposed to come our way later today.   “Good,” I said. That got his attention...
nancy-hendrickson's picture
Dec.09.2009
As a long-time San Diegan, I'm always amazed when people from not-here tell me we have no seasons.  For those of us who are used to living in a temperate zone of 65-75 degrees, popping down to the 40s is truly winter weather! The skies are gray, at night we sometimes get down to freezing - then...
jennifer-davis's picture
Dec.09.2009
I’ve only seen snow twice in my life. The first time, a winter storm had hit the southeast. It was a bad enough storm that even as far south as we live, there was a thick carpet of snow on the ground.  The power was out for more than a week, with the only warmth in the house provided by a little-...
wendy-mcnally's picture
Dec.09.2009
Curled up in my woolen shirt And hand-woven plaid skirt,   I peer at the thin trace Of sun on a passing face.   I smell the thyme and rosemary Cooking with the lamb and sherry,   And wonder, as I taste the stew, Where is the winter keeping you?   Perhaps you sport a furry hat,...
micki-mcnie's picture
Dec.09.2009
Living in Colorado, I know a lot of people who absolutely love winter. They love the cold. They love the snow. They don't care that it stretches on for months and months. I don't understand those people. I love the summer. I love being hot, biking home at night, and wearing shorts and sandals. I...