There has been snow on the ground around home for well over a month, We’ve been frolicking (and slipping and sliding) about this winter wonderland. The intense cold is unusual for this area, even though the calendar assures us that it is winter. The clean, bright white of a snow covered landscape never fails to remind me of tabla raza or blank slate. When the temperature rises and the snow recedes, we like that which is green and growing are presented with a fresh start.
Until spring graces us with her arrival, I seek to warm myself with tiny wonders. The hoar frost, clinging to the trees, after a cold, clear night or this beautiful barn owl we spotted around the house this afternoon, a perfect addition to the white landscape. Taking pleasure in these uniquely winter sights, reminds me to be present within the season despite the burning cold in my fingers and feet.
This evening we’ve got the fire going, our bellies are full, and our hearts or warm. I hope this finds you all well and warm, as well. Keep looking for the little wonders.