The bareness of the winter landscape
has its own unique and particular charm.
The trees – unencumbered with leaves –
reveal their unique character and form.
Feathery branches and sturdy trunks
unveil intricate lace designed by nature.
The moon – no matter it’s phase –
shines brighter than ever against the clear, yet soft grey sky.
It brightens our path during the shorter days
creating shadows that stretch longer and more mysteriously.
Winter solstice beckons us home
to comfort and clarity.
To crispness and gentleness –
a clear view of this beautiful world we inhabit.
Cheers & Hugs,
December 21 begins the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Where many look upon this time as negative and dreary, I have grown to adore this season – even more so after reading the first few chapters of a beautiful book I just began, The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater, who practically creates a hymn to winter. Thanks for the recommendation Lynda!