For those of you feeling chilly lately, you might be able to relate — perhaps more than you’d like — to these paintings of winter. Here’s my favorite (click to enlarge):
That’s A Late Afternoon In Winter by Louis Apol (1850-1936). I love it precisely because it’s so desolate: it’s just one man (and his horses) against pitiless nature. Oh, how warm and safe the seat by the hearth will feel after such an outing!