I used to hate, loathe and despise winter (plus I didn't like it very much). And although I am still not a fan of the cold, I have grown to greatly appreciate the zen landscapes, subtle pastels and Earth at rest - so much so that it inspired me to celebrate another form of "minimal": haiku writing.
serene morning walka blissful tranquilitythe still of winter.
soft earth-tones in tranquil blissquiet colors that soothe.
sparse, unburdened trees
seamless lines and simple shapes
order and balance.
a silent repose
clamoring! a piercing trill
and crows laugh raucously.