Saturday, December 19, 2009
One of the best stress reducers is just to give in and embrace the stark beauty of winter. Put on your coat, gloves and hat and get yourself to a walking trail or park. Winter is so quiet, most of our song birds have returned south. Their song no longer fills the air. The bracing chill clears your mind. The natural landscape will fill you with quiet joy and peace. No malls....no cars....no blaring commercial noise to capture your attention. Sometimes in the rush of "it all" it's hard to take a bit of time for exercise. Promise me you will do this at least one time during the holiday. Here's what I found today.
The trail beckons....snow begins to lightly fall.
Left over flowers from late fall still bloom on frozen branches.
The surprise of a white tailed deer.
Frosted stems of grass.....
Architecture of bushes and trees is revealed. Forgotten leaves continue to cling to thorny branches.
The promise of spring is all around us if we just look.
A Christmas Rose fading on the branch.
Until later dear friend. Don't forget the contest from last post. Drawing Sat. night and winners announced on Sunday.