I am so happy. Being stuck inside a warm home, the wind howling, the trees and stems and spent flowers topped in snow, cardinals dashing from cedar to seed -- it is overwhelmingly gorgeous and energizing. When I get my full measure of each season I feel more complete, more whole, more part of my home. Today I feel a measure of this:
through autumn we hear a double voice: one says everything is ripe; the
other says everything is dying. The paradox is exquisite. We feel what
the Japanese call 'aware'--an almost untranslatable word meaning
something like 'beauty tinged with sadness.'" — Gretel Erlich in The
Solace of Open Spaces
Pictures of Saturday's sticky 1" of snow, then the last image of what is between 6-8" this morning.