Monday, January 05, 2009

On a Winter's Day

In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner
things happen, the resurge of nature.
(Edna O'Brien)

Most of the snow has disappeared in town, washed away by the rain that's falling. Yesterday afternoon we took a walk in the woods and there the snow lies deep on the ground, with a hard crust that we could walk on. I love the woods in every season - now in winter, the trees are dark and mysterious, heavy with moss. Black pools of water trickle softly and flocks of birds fly overhead.

Today it's back to work, back to studying, back to "normal" life. But always in January there's reflection as thoughts turn over in my head. What is essential? What do I value? What should be left behind? For what am I thankful? What goals should I pursue?

These are the things I'm pondering just now...
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Caleen said...

You sure live in a lovely place.. I am going to try your dessert too.. Looks delicious. Your thoughts for the year are some of mine too.. A lot of changes.. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement... You are right.. God does have a purpose for me. I am happy you liked what I sent to you. I am sorry It was late but, I didn't know.. I always love pulling out my Christmas the next year and finding things I forgot about.. So, it will be for you.. Good luck in your studying and in changes in your year.. God Bless.

kyllimarjaana said...

MY !! Your piture makes me miss bac to Canada . there is some defferences in nature , so ... You wrote so beautifully . Oh I hope I'll learn more englich , that I will be able to say what is in my miand .

Lilli in Vancouver said...

We had more snow than you on the weekend? I find that surprising, although I can't say that I'm knowledgeable about how Vic & Van weather is related. Today anyway, we're both melting :) And there's lotsa rain coming down.

Catalina said...

Love snow! I used to live in Rimouski where we got tons of it..and after in Vancouver where we got tons of rain....(or should I say liquid sunshine? :) )

Now we get tons of sunshine here in France

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