The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets


Path Through Snowy Woods“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” ~Victor Hugo

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.” ~Edith Sitwell

“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~Author Unknown

“June suns, you cannot store them To warm the winter’s cold…”
~A.E. Housman

Snowy woods at sunset“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” ~Ben AaronovitchBroken Homes

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening ~by Robert Frost

“Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”~

Snowy Cabin in the WoodsFirst Snow by Marie Louise Allen

“Snow makes whiteness where it falls. The bushes look like popcorn-balls. The places where I always play Look like somewhere else today.”~

“Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.”  ~Stanley Crawford

“I like these cold, gray winter days.  Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” ~Bill Watterson

“Every mile is two in winter.”  ~George Herbert

“Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.” ~Minna Thomas Antrim

Snowy tree in the woods

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”  ~Pietro Aretino

“Of winter’s lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret
Deep down within its heart.” ~Charles G. Stater

“Winter came down to our home one night

Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,

And we, we were children once again.” ~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Colonial Home at Christmas“Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.” ~Author Unknown

“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.” ~Mignon McLaughlinThe Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.” ~Ruth Stout

4 responses to “The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets

  1. Ha, ha love this one the best and isn’t it the truth?
    “Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer,
    when they complained about the heat.” ~Author Unknown

    Beth may 2014 bring you many blessings and joy.
    Sue B

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  2. I laughed at the same one as Sue. Just this morning when I turned up the heat I thought of how much I’d complain if it were summer and the house was this warm. But I love winter. I suppose farmers like your husband still have as much work, but writers can stay indoors and write or read. Love it! I also love your quotes.

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