Monday, September 1, 2008

Got wood?

There's definitely a chill in the air. It's only September 1st, but you can sense the change of season already. The light slants in the windows at a longer and longer angle in the morning. The branches of the neighbor's apple tree hang heavy with fruit. Bees find their way indoors and bump feebly against the glass trying to escape, but eventually give up and expire silently on the sill.

And everyone's preparing for winter. Out in Eastern Poland, every house and farm had wood stores like these. Sends a little shiver down the spine already, doesn't it?

Or perhaps the opposite: it evokes an image of a blazing hearth, snow piled high outside, slippers warming by the wood stove, and hot drinking chocolate waiting to be sipped.

Ah winter! Bring it on.

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