Green winter

Fellow blogger, Edward Roads, posted a leafy green photo on his MyTwoSentences site this week.

You can see it here: http://mytwosentences.com/2015/01/15/mytwosentences-93/

I live in Ottawa, Canada—a winter-white world at the moment—so his luscious, green, summery photo caught my attention, so different as it was from my current personal experience. Then I read the two sentences he wrote to accompany the photo:

A biting blast of wind, across an icy snow-laden park, forced the tightly bundled couple to take pause on a frozen metal bench.
The inclement surroundings were instantly subdued when direct eye contact confirmed the interosculation of their devoted hearts.

Biting blasts? Snow-laden icy parks? Frozen metal benches? 

What?

The contrast between his words and his picture, and the compatibility of those words with my real icy world struck me. Then I took another look out my January window, and I noticed something: There is a surprising amount of green there.

green-winter

I realized I seldom notice the green in winter, as busy as I am preoccupying myself with the white.

The whole thing made me feel warmer. A nice January gift for a day when my thermometer reads -17º C.

About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Gratitude, Inspiration, Lifestyle. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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