Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Deep Winter Scenes

 We did not see many birds on our January outing but the winter landscape was beautiful in a brilliant, icy way in Old Order Mennonite country. I will not complain about scraping car windows or sitting on hard frozen seats until the heater warms when I contemplate what it must be like to travel by horse and buggy at twenty below.

Every mile is two in winter. 
~George Herbert

 "Pale January lay
In its cradle day by day
Dead or living, hard to say."

  Alfred Austin, Primroses

"January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow."
Edgar Fawcett

 "It is deep January.  The sky is hard.  The stalks are firmly rooted in ice."
Wallace Stevens

Quotes from egreenway


  1. You've got quite the picture book going here.

  2. Beautiful photos, Ruth! It seems like another world (it's 50 degrees here this morning).

  3. Great shots ...the chill well captured! I wonder if they use hand and foot warmers?

  4. Excellent pictures and it does look really cold.I'll take a cold car any day,instead of the horse and buggy.

  5. It sure was nippy these past few days. I myself have been chilled and just can't seem to warm up. And I'm the fortunate one with heat in my house.

    Still curious to what the ring is for. Looks like a ring that would belong on a hitching post...not a wire fence.

  6. I hope those buggies have heaters.

  7. I am in love with these photos. I miss home...

  8. Oh, that last photo is amazing Ruth! Indeed, we won't complain. :c)

  9. Hi Ruth, Dropped in on the recommendation of Anvilcloud, whose blog I also read. I posted some photos of Amish taken on a visit to Lancaster, PA in the fall (we go often as family is living there). AC suggested I check out your blog and I plan to read some earlier posts later today. Enjoyed these photos. Please do feel free to stop in and visit our blog. Grenville and I enjoy all visits!

  10. Anonymous1:40 pm GMT-5

    Hey, that's a picture of my barn! lol


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