Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 15, 1972 · Page 8
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 8

Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, December 15, 1972
Page 8
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ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, DEC. 15, 1972 Page 8 A Winter Wonderland Weep for those who have never felt the sting of swirling snow or those who have never heard the crunch of packed snow beneath a boot or the echo of expanding ice cracking across a lake. For here passes another of Iowa's beautiful seasons, Winter. There are many who know the beauty of the season, kin of the snow and the wind in a crystalline world which is bathed by a frigid sun. For them, the surroundings become the nutrients which feed the spirit and stir the soul. There are the ones who have the uncanny ability to find inspiration for a quarter of a year in the wooded bluffs, rich soils and wandering streams which are locked beneath a mantel of snow which appears to stretch forever. Even along a gravel road, even a casual observer will find charms which only winter can produce when sparkling under a sun that does not warm. And the tiny clump of grass which recalls a now distant spring, or a cluster of pine trees with a Christmas setting are readily available for those who abandon the warmth of their homes. So let us pity those who have never tramped the fields of virgin snow, for they are being deprived of one of Iowa's four beautiful seasons. STORY AND PICTURES BY CHUCK OSTHEIMER SNOW RUNS DOWN TO THE EDGE of a drainage ditch venturing through Ryan Lake afraid to go any further. Creeks and small streams continually lend a touch of beauty to nature's paintings when bordered with snow and dotted throughout with a sprinkling of rocks. AILY NEWS A BASSWOOD TREE in the front of the Vernon Origer home along with untracked snow, gives the farmstead a scenic Christmas setting following heavy fog Thursday morning which added a touch of glittering silver to previously barren limbs. A COVERING OF FROZEN MIST also added an artists touch to grasses along country roads Thursday, hampering their attempt to protrude above Northwest Iowa's early snows. I CATTAILS REMAIN STANDING straight and tall, forbidding nature's protective blanket of snow to engulf them. At the same time, the stems of the plants create ridges in the usual level snow, dictating wind direction during the snowfall. BREAKING NATURE'S EVEN BLANKET of snow is the tracks of a rabbit after it crossed a frozen lake to the protection of weeds on the distant shore. c «g£ ROCKER RECLINER Regular $ 159.00 — Sale Price $ 109.00 REGISTER NOW! No Purchase Necessary WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER BIG TRUCKLOAD OF FURNITURE & BEDDING. OUR STORE IS JAM PACKED WITH NEW ITEMS JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING — ALL AT LOWEST PRICES. WE NOW OFFER A COMPLETE LINE OF CARPET FOR LESS-FREE ESTIMATES —CHECK OUR PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY. DON'T FORGET To Bring In Your Registration Coupon For Our Free Drawing To Be Held Thursday, December 21 At 8:00 P.M. Winner May Take Retainer Or Receive $109.00 Credit Toward Any Other Item In Stock. Register Often. No Purchase Necessary. EsffHEiim 712 Central Avenue - Estherville, Iowa FREE DRAWING FOR RECLINER NAME. Several Colors To Choose From - No Purchase Necessary ! ADDRESS •PHONE Fill In and Deposit in Box at Store Before 8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 21, 1972. YslHyRVILLYyuSmYuRE "MART 712 Central, Estherville, Iowa — Phone 362-5786

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