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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Snowfall--beauty in a gloomy season

"Snowfall," December #watercolor 29 of 31
Winter can bring dark, gloomy days and weather. "Cabin fever" sets in, feeling cooped up, drained of energy.
To me of course, "Cabin fever," conjures wonderful memories and imagination, but not enough to offset the moods of winter.
But snow does, bringing beauty and quietude, especially in rural areas--an antidote to ugliness.
"Snow as falling
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness."
--Mary Oliver.

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