The deep moral of winter

The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of Nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere, is not lost either upon the head or the heart. It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a crust of bread.
John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866

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(frost covered marjoram / Julie Cook / 2013)

10 comments on “The deep moral of winter

  1. I love John Burroughs and this is a great quote of his. Love the photo of the frosted marjoram. Nice post, Cookie. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • Thank you Michael—been so busy working at the store, I haven’t had time to turn around—I need to find some time to start thinking about my cooking!!! Maybe Sunday….Christmas count down is on!!! Happy Cooking!!!—cookie 🙂

      • Cookie this comment below came to me and you meant if for Michael. So you might want to try it again. Natalie (Thank you Michael—been so busy working at the store, I haven’t had time to turn around—I need to find some time to start thinking about my cooking!!! Maybe Sunday….Christmas count down is on!!! Happy Cooking!!!—cookie)

    • Thank you Natalie–hope you are feeling some better—been praying!! My husband runs a small jewelry store here in Carrollton and I’ve been part of the holiday help—makes for long days and nights, but soon I’ll have time to touch base and catch up with your posts but do know I’m catching up usually late or early and always saying prayers! Hugs and love–Julie

      • Oh bless you and thank you for praying for me. I was some better yesterday and today. The doc shot some cortisone into the arch of my foot where the fibroma is and that may help some. The arthritis is all in that joint above the arch and into the big toe. He didn’t think it would help much but we’ll see. I’ve had to stay off it for two days. Tomorrow I’ll be on it some and that will be a test to see how much it helps. Don’t worry about staying up with my posts. Just relax and enjoy the season. We’ll have more time to share after Christmas. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

      • True evidence of my tired brain 🙂
        ode to spreading the love —-

      • Hey it happens to everyone and especially when we are tired. I pray you get a good night’s rest tonight. 🙂

  2. Love the marjoram cover in frost!

    • Thank you Michael—been so busy working at the store, I haven’t had time to turn around—I need to find some time to start thinking about my cooking!!! Maybe Sunday….Christmas count down is on!!! Happy Cooking!!!—cookie 🙂

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