Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rugged Beauty...

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant:
 if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
                                                                                                         Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet was a poet in the 1600's.  What makes her especially notable is that she was the first female poet of either "Puritan America or England" to be published.  Anne's husband and father were both involved in the founding of Harvard...

If you would like to read more about her, click here.


  1. Stunning. And all these shades of blue.

  2. Hiker...Not too long ago, I read an article about how to take the blue out of photos of snow...I've played with that, but the blue tint seems to emit the feeling of I tend to leave it alone!!! Warming the color may be a bit more realistic, especially when the sun's out...but still I prefer the blue tint!!!

  3. I like it with that "cool" tint as well... just exquisitely beautiful!


  4. You know, your stuff is just so good. And then you go and add the great quotes. What a lovely post!

  5. Margaret...there's really nothing quite as serene as freshly fallen snow...except maybe...a gentle snow fall!!!