When I think of winter, I think of bees huddled in their hives, plants cooling off under the soil getting ready to grow, and snow.
Winter is also a time to rest and to think about next year's gardens and projects.
Ruth Stout, the venerable easy gardener, suggests winter is also a time for oneself.
"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." ~Ruth Stout