Jacquetta Hawkes

By Jacquetta Hawkes In the sheltered heart of the clumps, last year’s foliage still clings to the lower branches, tatters of orange that mutter with the passage of the wind, the talk of old women warning the green generation of what they, too, must come to when the sap runs back. As featured onThe Daily…

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There is a Privacy About Winter

By Ruth Stout There is a privacy about [winter] which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an 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. As featured onThe Daily…

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Albert Camus 

By Albert Camus In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me, there lay an invincible summer. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Albert Camus 

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Edgar Albert Guest

By Edgar Albert Guest Gray skies above us, and the snow Blankets the frozen earth below. Where roses bloomed the drifts lie deep. The hollyhocks are fast asleep. The cedars green are wearing white Like rich men’s wives on opera night. The elm tree strangely seems to throw A lean, gaunt shadow on the snow.…

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I Prefer Winter and Fall

By Andrew Wyeth I prefer winter and fall when you feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesn’t show. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words…

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Winter a Lingering Season

By John Boswell Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. John Boswell

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D.H. Lawrence

By D.H. Lawrence The grim frost is at hand, when apples will fall thick, almost thunderous, on the hardened earth. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. D. H. Lawrence

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Trees

By Alfred Joyce Kilmer I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of…

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Shut Out

By Christina Rossetti The door was shut. I looked between Its iron bars; and saw it lie, My garden, mine, beneath the sky, Pied with all flowers bedewed and green: From bough to bough the song-birds crossed, From flower to flower the moths and bees; With all its nests and stately trees It had been…

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On the Roughest Days of Winter

Edwin Way Teale On the roughest days of winter, when life seems overwhelmed by storm and cold, watch a chickadee, observe in good cheer and take heart.   Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in his books: A Walk Through the Year, Circle of…

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Bluebird Blue

Edwin Way Teale Bluebird blue….one of the loveliest manifestations of the color blue.   Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in his books: A Walk Through the Year, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist’s Year, and Wandering Through Winter: A Naturalist’s…

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Edwin Way Teale

Edwin Way Teale How strangely inaccurate it is to measure the length of living by length of life! The space between your birth and death is often far from a true measure of your days of living. Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in…

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The Dead of Winter

Edwin Way Teale The “dead of winter” —– how much more dead it would be each year without the birds!   Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in his books: A Walk Through the Year, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist’s…

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A Vegetable that can Make People Laugh

by Will Rogers An onion can make people cry, but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Will Rogers

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