But most of all, I love winter's warmth. Lauren Stringer but that love into words in her beautiful book Winter is the Warmest Season. Winter is warm with hot chocolate, grilled cheese sandwiches, oven-hot breads, hot baths, and blankets. "In winter, bodies sit closer, books last longer, and hugs squeeze the warmest," writes Lauren.
The birds did not visit the snow-covered feeder today (neither did the squirrels), but I watched for them as I stitched patterns of a warm quilt, drank hot tea, and savored numerous books (Sir Charlie by Sid Fleischman, The Rooster Prince of Breslov by Ann Redisch Stampler, Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses by Claire Dederer, and the beginning of Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley). Now I am ready to snuggle close with the other winter-lovers in my house.