Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
~~a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti

Today was more bleak than the photo I took a couple of weeks ago. Texas has been bleak for weeks now...cold, damp, gray-skied, flat. Very depressing.

And because of that, as well as exhaustion and tiredness of being sick, I am thankful that we are leaving for Rockport, Texas, on Monday. We will eat delicious seafood and watch winter birds. We will see the whooping cranes.

We will walk along the beach. I will draw and paint. Raf will photograph the scenes. We will relax and slow down.

Perhaps midwinter won't be so bleak on the South Coast of Texas!


judie said…
Ah Sioux, I did not know Christina Rosetti was a poet. I am a great fan of her brother Dante's pre-Raphaelite paintings, and I have tried to emulate a portrait he did of Christina (somewhere on my Flickr). Thanks for the clue. Being a poetry lover, I'll be looking now for her writings. xoxoxo

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