I have something to quiet me during the winter months. This isn't the exact picture of our windows but close enough.
Sitting in the bedroom during the other three seasons I can see the leaves dancing in the breeze through the drapes. The two huge trees in the front yard are bare now, and the snow and naked branches have a beauty of their own. There are aesthetic qualities to the quiet of nature in winter, which I am learning to appreciate. There are chores to be done in winter that are not needed any other time. During the harsh winter storms I look at pictures of the leaves with fondness. I am still adjusting to the change in weather and the winds and snow. It is invigorating to go outside in cold temperatures, and then it is cozy to come inside and cook and bake and make huge pots of coffee while padding around the house in my UGGs.
We enjoyed our white Christmas. The snow is almost covering the mail box and the black wrought iron chairs are almost covered. My daughter sent me a Snuggie so now I can join the online Snuggie Club!!