I find it very strange to talk about Winter, when in my country, according to the meteorologists, we are immersed in the heat of the year.  But I don’t want to complain about this summer, which is being a little atypical and less hot, compared to the past few years and although we still have days to stay warm, in a week I’ll be on vacation and with a little luck, please, please….  I’ll be able to go to the mountains, a few degrees less than in the city, at least.

And to talk about winter, what better than going to the snowy Pyrenees.

Nieve primavera / Spring Snow

Winter is a season in which the cold, the inclemencies of the weather and the longer duration of darkness, invite to look towards our inner world, as well as to cultivate the calm and silence.

Zarzal en la nieve / Bramble in the snow

It seems that everything in nature sleeps, as if to pause in order to gather the necessary energy to rise in all its splendor during the spring.

Sol y nieve II

The winter solstice is the longest night of the year and is honored by many traditions as a sacred time of great spiritual richness to celebrate the light and rebirth of the Sun.

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the snowflake, it is the fire of the frost, the soul of the solar ray. This cool winter air is full of it. (John Burroughs)

Niebla heladora

Winter mist, freezing, which leaves a white layer on the way up

Arguis helado

The natural order of things is their transience, their incessant transformation. What changes most in nature during the winter, after light, is water.

Le Somport

Last winter brought us an implacable enemy, difficult to fight and which has mercilessly attacked the whole world. It has given us a lesson in humility. Everything indicates that by next winter it will continue with us, hopefully, if we have not been able to fight it yet, everything indicates that we will not, at least, be able to coexist with that monster and do what we can, to take care of each other. It is our only defense. Take care and stay safe!

Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Winter


10 thoughts on “Winter

  1. You’re right Ana, it IS our only defense and you said it beautifully. Let’s hope you’re wrong about it still being in control of our lives. Have a wonderful getaway and enjoy the cooler air. I’d love some of that right now!

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