This quote and photo pretty well sums up why I love the north so much. I miss the seasons, the wind, the snow. There is something about being warm and cozy with coffee, cat and a book or a WIP while the winds are screaming and the snow is falling outside that translates, in my mind, to nirvana.

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth