“There is a privacy about winter

which no other season gives you…

In the spring, summer and fall,

people sort of have 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

 

 

“I prefer winter and fall,

when you feel the bone structure

of the landscape

-the loneliness of it,

the dead feeling of winter.

Something waits beneath it.
The whole story doesn’t show.”  Andrew Wyeth

 

“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 time for home.”  Edith Sitwell

Photos by Francis Keller