the coming winter

The snow has held off for the most part, and the sun has shone brightly most days. But winter has sent notice that she is on her way. Cold overnights creep in and frost holds tight to the branches each morning. Wood burns in the fireplace more often now, and we no longer leave the house without coat.
 
Banff National Park, by the Cave and Basin
 
The coming winter is inevitable. It will bring with it a blanket of white and it will stay for awhile. Then like most other things in life... it will leave one day. The cold has a place here and dark nights hold many a magical times. Winter is welcome, for as with everything it has a place in this world.