I used to dread the end of Fall. The bare trees seemed so ugly to me
after the beauty of all the glorious color.
As I look out my window
and see the frozen landscape, I now see the beauty there.
The over all color is a soft blue/grey.
The snow is white and the cloudy sky is white
but buildings and the trees have a soft grey tone.
To some it may be boring or ugly
but if you really look,
the monochromatic color scheme is actually lovely and peaceful.
Maybe it is my age but I have come to appreciate
the slower pace of Winter.
The quietness and stillness.
I use this time to slow down and rest.
The animals hibernate, the fields sleep.
All is at ease.
We too need to listen to the seasons
take some time to recharge.
Stop the rush and relax in the slowness of Winter.
Soon Spring will be here and we will begin
to feel the surge of new energy.
Then, we can be full of action.
But now, just...