Enter The Twilight Season

135319163773367397_ujEmGSnh_b Winter Sunset FenceJanuary is a wake-up call to winter in its stark, unforgiving beauty.  The December kalidescope slips suddenly into the New Year, bringing the season of ice and snow to our full attention.  Somehow, snow is softer and warmer in December.

The frozen landscape has a visceral impact on our senses, more sharply defined than the verdant seasons of spring and summer could ever accomplish.  Frigid wind on snow-covered fields whips unrestrained and free and takes our breath away.  We tolerate its sting, welcoming a moment’s exhileration.  Unlike other seasons, winter expands our vision and time freezes; emotions seem  unrestrained standing in winter’s clean expanse.  The solitude of twilight on snow makes us feel small in the universe.  Such a surreal moment is invaluable.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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