“In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.” -John Milton Continue reading See the Riches!
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the … Continue reading The Assurance of Dawn
As spring approaches and begins to settle in I cannot help but enjoy “Season Suite: Spring” by John Denver. He and I share a similar elation over the changing seasons and the coming of spring. No wonder he is one of my all-time favorites! “Open up your eyes and see the brand new day, the … Continue reading Season Suite: Spring
“But days even earlier than these in April have a charm, — even days that seem raw and rainy…. There is a fascination in walking through these bare early woods, — there is such a pause of preparation, winter’s work is so cleanly and thoroughly done. Everything is taken down and put away…. All else … Continue reading Breaking Up of the Ice
“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.” -William Sharp Continue reading A True Whiteout