Aurora Borealis on the Behance Network“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer”  Albert Camus

I love the first snowfall of the year; with the arrival of winter I feel close to home. We have our Christmas rituals and family dinners. And as I reflect, I smile at the nostalgia of my life.

I have lived in three different cities since leaving home long ago, but in truth – home will always be where my mother lives. I remember her looking out the window of our old house and asking me if I thought it was going to be a white Christmas. And I can’t help but somehow feel that when the snow finally fell – those words made it magical.

That old house my father rebuilt was a castle.  I remember how much cool stuff my parents had stashed everywhere. The basement was a maze filled with antiques and treasure boxes of new things.  So many important memories live on that street. When my mother finally sold it, I walk around for one last time and cried my eyes out.  I realized that until I had my own family, nothing would ever feel that safe again.

Heart warming Winter quotes and photos is my 5th photo Blog collection.  Each photo links directly to the original source.

beautiful white winter

Of winter’s lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater

Squirrel in the Snowstorm

One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb

How Cold Was It

“Lovers, forget your love And list to the love of these She a window flower And he a winter breeze …” Robert Frost

Red umbrella by ~caleum on deviantART

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. ~From the movie  An Affair to Remember

Hi-Def Pics - Strikingly Beautiful Landscapes

Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay –
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
~Charles Kingsley

Cold Chinese Grow Angry Over Lack of Preparation - New York Times

Skyhole heart shape

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere

Ice. by ~Indistinta on deviantARTNever worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of ChristmasTwinkle

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Red glove

Private winter moon

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ~Author Unknown

Artistic Christmas lights

tree's 'n' lights

Christmass stars

At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser

Wall E playing in the snow

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”  Victor Hugo

Animal Photos That Will Make You Laugh

christmass kittens

Snow Couple

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Anton Chekhov

Polar bear trying to catch a bus ride

Christian Schops

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”  William Blake

Winter Flower - Alexander Shubin

“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.” Soren Kierkegaard

On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.
John Keats

art of nature

The tree and the crows

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

We are broken by mjagiellicz on deviantART

In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
Christina G. Rossetti

Kliuchevskoi Volcano

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~ Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

Christmass preparation 4

winter by ~cremia on deviantART

Wouldn’t life be worth the living
Wouldn’t dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
~Author Unknown

Quenchant of the Curious

Winter Shooting

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Christmas ghost

“Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

The winter traveler


“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!”
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.

Previous Photo Blog spotlights include: a Definition of Originality, photography captured in a Kiss, Enchanting Autumn incantations, and Yaletown 2010 Olympic Canvas.

11 Responses to Heart warming Winter quotes and photos

  1. Aesh Lutfi says:

    awesome collection!

  2. Dua says:

    woowwwww !!! beautiful enough to make ma day…….

  3. Terry Ó C says:

    first snow-
    her summer smile

    Thanks you for this inspiring, heart-warming collection.

    Beautiful words and images.

    Terry Ó C

  4. Mat_18 says:

    this is really awesome ..

  5. Mat_18 says:

    this is really awesome ..

  6. Dina says:

    Great photos and quotes!!

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