My husband has warned me of the dangers of continuing to share snowy, wintry images at this time of year, for this has been a long, cold winter, and the general consensus is that winter can go away now, thank you very much, and let spring take hold.
Nonetheless, I’m going to risk it…
We had a mixed bag storm this week with snow, sleet, and ice. By the end of the day, after the storm had ended and the sun came out, I found myself in the middle of the woods filled with awe and gratitude, and I can’t resist sharing the beauty with you.
Once the precipitation had ended, I heard birdsong outside the window as I sat indoors by the wood stove appreciating the warmth. I have noticed more birdsong lately, which (literally!) is music to my ears. When I stepped outside, I noticed several flashes of red darting about our snow-covered back yard. Cardinals! Lots of them! I adore the sight of bright red cardinals against the whiteness of winter. So I set up near one of the bird feeders and enjoyed the show as all sorts of birds came and went – some squabbling, others coexisting peacefully.
“When people see my images, a lot of times they’ll say, ‘Oh. My. God.’ Have you ever wondered what that meant? The ‘oh‘ means it caught your attention. It makes you present, makes you mindful. The ‘my‘ means it connects with something deep inside your soul. It creates a gateway for your inner voice to rise up and be heard. And God? God is that personal journey we all want to be on, to be inspired, to feel like we’re connected to a universe that celebrates life.”
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
May we find beauty and goodness where we can today and every day. It’s out there waiting to be discovered. And when you find it and immerse yourself in it, nothing else exists. No worries. No fears. No sorrows.
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