Winter Quote from Katherine May with Orchid Photos from Our Window

Winter Quote from Katherine May with Orchid Photos from Our Window

Winter Katherine May Quote

“Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximizing scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that’s where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.

Once we stop wishing it were summer, winter can be a glorious season in which the world takes on a sparse beauty and even the pavements sparkle. It’s a time for reflection and recuperation, for slow replenishment, for putting your house in order.

Doing those deeply unfashionable things – slowing down, letting your spare time expand, getting enough sleep, resting – is a radical act now, but it is essential. This is a crossroads we all know, a moment when you need to shed a skin. If you do, you’ll expose all those painful nerve endings and feel so raw that you’ll need to take care of yourself for a while. If you don’t, then that skin will harden around you.

It’s one of the most important choices you’ll ever make.”

Katherine May


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    Thank you…life…

  2. Anne T 3 years ago

    Beautiful photos! All that color, texture & gorgeous pattern…. personally I love Winter & enjoying the snow even more when I can watch it from my WFH office indoors with no commute involved 😉 ❄️❄️ 💕

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  3. Lilian Sly 3 years ago

    Soooo reassuring the poem 💕and the photos of your orchids are breathtaking!!

  4. Elizabeth A Shattuck 3 years ago

    Lovely! I have 3 orchids, but no blooms now. Snowing here finally! Great peace seeing snow fall and accumulate!!

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