Seed Swaps

What Sex is Winter?

17 Jan 2012
Snow -8°C / 18°F

Androgynous? Strikes me as strange that we talk about “Mother Earth” and yet such gender-identification hasn’t stuck the same way to the seasons. Or has it?

“Old Man Winter” – maybe. But that still leaves Spring, Summer and Autumn/Fall.


(Feeling like minus 14C with windchill.)

Main photo: Looking/thinking at the middle section of my new raised layout. Snowfall may or not clarify it.. I think whatever I “do” must be portable (not permanent) as I will want to whizz about with “Doug” [the wheelbarrow] particularly in Spring. Ideas and suggestions welcomed…

Photo 1: This one is especially for you, Katie!




Boreas (male) is the god of the north wind that brings winter.

Posted on 18 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)

hi kitty in the picture! :) I think winter is a man… a bachelor in fact… He only pretends to clean, but we know everything is just swept under that big white carpet.

Posted on 19 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)

Winter is the goddess’ punishment of the world for the rape of her daughter. Not to get too dark or anything!

Posted on 20 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)

I tend to agree that Winter is definitely male. Bcgarden2010, I think you nailed it!

And Xan, what can I say apart from….don’t we have enough darkness already in our lives? :(

Posted on 21 Jan 12 (over 4 years ago)

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