Winter took the reins yesterday. It didn’t snow before today, though. The world was still bleak with orange and brown stains, and yet I could tell that winter was in control. The air had changed. The temperature was the same as the day before, but the cold was colder. The world is dark when I leave for work and the world is dark when I return. It’s hard to find pretty pieces of life to depict for this blog since the world is mostly covered in darkness. However, a beautiful part of Norwegian folk tradition is the art of knitting and a wonderful side to the winter cold is wearing wool. I love wool. People wear these beautiful pieces of folk art all winter. So when the world is ever so dark, I still have something to focus my lens on until something else catches my eye – mittens!