Saturday, January 18, 2014

Something I miss about winter


Our homes are warmer in winter and cooler in summer, thanks in part to double-pane windows, but those of us who live in colder latitudes gave up something exquisitely beautiful in exchange for comfort.

Frost on our windows.

I’d forgotten how beautiful it could be until I saw it in a Russian woman’s photos of her kids and her farm. I poked around on Google to find this example.

I remember being absolutely enchanted by frosty designs like this on the windows of my first childhood home at 609 E. Franklin St., in Delphi, Ind.

I think my sons may have experienced it when we all lived in Indianapolis in an older home on North College Avenue.

I’m sure I haven’t seen it since and I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it until now.

1 comment:

Lonnie G Miller said...

Thanks. I had forgotten about the frost on the windows at 928 East Main St. and peering through it, as I ate breakfast, to see the temperature on the little thermometer located outside on the north side of the house to be shaded from direct sunlight.