Sure, winter has its drawbacks (no baseball, a lack of fresh produce, cumbersome coats and gloves, chapped lips, dangerous roads, and did I mention no baseball?) – but, make no mistake about it, winter can also be beautiful. The trees encased in glistening ice are breathtaking in the right light.
In the picture above, I think it’s especially pretty – and poignant – that the buds are encased in ice. They had one thing in mind and winter had something else in mind.
We’ll have to give this round to winter….
Although it’s hard to imagine right now (with ice and snow still covering everything in sight), everything will be gloriously green before we know it. Baseball will be back on the radio and tv (!!!!!) and we’ll be talking about grilling out, ice cream, and gardens.
I’m as anxious as anyone for all of the above, but if experience has taught me anything it’s this: Never wish away time and never even hope for it to hurry – not even a little bit. Live in the moment and see the beauty around you….
Because, frankly, it’s everywhere.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and, in the case of Kentucky, I’d say that’s 100 percent true. We could use up all the words in the English language (and even borrow some from other languages), but we could never truly describe how beautiful or special our beloved state is.