The Beauty of Winter

The immense wealth of colonial Brazil made Lisbon into the first modern city. The money for all the lavish spending was laundered through British banks, who used it to build an empire. The immense wealth of New Spain was laundered through Italian banks. Spain went broke. Italy got the Renaissance. Ten million citizens of the Petro State of Canada go to Mexico every winter, out of a population of thirty-five million. Millions more go to Florida, New Mexico and California. Why, when they could stay for this?

P1170482Hunting Bunchgrass in the Snow Fog

Ah, there you are…

P1170483I see.



Maybe it’s because they spend their winters in cities designed for summer. I don’t know. I just don’t know why anyone would step away from such beauty.

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