The reflections and shadows of winter are lacy because of the bareness of the branches. They remind me of so many of the shawls I knit and make me want to knit another lace shawl or finish one I have started.
This same sun is a Summer sun in the Southern Hemisphere which is enjoying the flowers and leaves, and balmy breezes of summer. It 's reflections are different and call for a laziness rather than a warm comfort.
The sun's partner, the moon, also shines on a different landscape in the winter. When it snows and we are lucky enough to have a full moon the reflection off the snow is breathtaking. With the morning, the ice and snow covered branches reflect a startling and beautiful brilliance, not found at any other time of the year. Summer may have its' rainbows, but I will take a sun filled winter day any time of the year.