Embracing Winter: Quiet Beauty

Embracing Winter: Quiet Beauty

As the Pacific Northwest bids farewell to autumn's vibrant foliage, it opens its arms to the subtle magic of winter. A region known for its evergreen landscapes and misty ambience, the onset of winter here paints a different picture, one that captivates with its quiet beauty. A symphony of raindrops, the gentle pitter-patter against the skylight becomes the soundtrack of our days. Cozy evenings spent nestled by the fire, the crackling warmth drawing us together, there's something inherently comforting about watching the flames dance as the raindrops tap on the skylight. 

Evergreen trees stand resilient outside, their branches adorned with droplets, reflecting the soft glow of Christmas lights hung outside. The anticipation of our lake freezing adds a touch of wonder to the season, transforming its familiar waters into a potential winter wonderland. Birds persist in their quest for food, their vibrant feathers contrasting against the frosty backdrop. 

Winter is an invitation to savor the subtle beauty that might be overlooked in other seasons. Take a stroll through mist-laden parks, where the air is crisp and the scent of wet earth lingers. Each rain-kissed leaf and dew-covered cobweb tells a story, weaving a narrative that only winter can articulate.

As the days grow shorter, there's an innate inclination to reflect. Winter's arrival prompts introspection, inviting us to slow down and appreciate the simple moments. Whether it's a cup of steaming cider or a solitary walk through a fog-laden forest, there's a sense of mindfulness that permeates the air.

 -Blaine Ford

Frozen lake with a thin layer of snowfall on top, featuring a snowy shore and fishing dock.

Our community lake frozen over. Lakebay, WA 2021

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