most treasured Christmas memory was spending my holiday breaks with my father and grandparents up at Birchwood Lodge in Minnesota. This photo reminds me of the view overlooking Lake Vermillion with the sun setting on the ice and snow.
Winter Solstice (via bessiesbluedress) <> '[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is. No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.' ~John Burroughs, 'The Snow-Walkers' 1866