January 24, 2015

A Final Glimpse at Winter

I found myself in Colorado these past few days, visiting friends and family and enjoying the crisp air of winter and little bit of snow that California always misses.



Besides Snow Geese, Colorodo's high mountain air also has some of the coldest, windiest weather I've ever experienced. Weather like this requires extra-thick tights, wool dresses and knee-high boots underneath warm coats. I dressed up this dark look with a light colored statement necklace and a sparkly black belt.


After layering up I proceeded to goof off, enjoying the wind as much as possible on a walk into town.







I find some Shakespeare a little dry, but I do really like this poem on wind and this post made me think of it. Here is an excerpt.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude. 

Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As a friend remembered not. 

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly


-William Shakespeare 


Who else is looking forward to sunshine? See you back in California.

- XO Julia

Thanks for reading! All photos taken by my friend and photographer, Kristine Pearson

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