Mute Music

 

“[E]very withered stem

and stubble rimed with frost,

contribute something

to the mute music [of winter].”

– Emerson, “Nature” –

 

Pause for a moment this week to enjoy stems and stubble, to listen to the shushing sound they make in the wind – or if the day is still, to discover the season’s mute music.

Nurture peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Ancient Light

Distant ancient light

Kisses red winter berries,

Timeless touches time.

– Karyn –

Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week – winter berries in the rain:

Shadow of the Week:

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Breakfast First

 

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Steps on Silver Sod

“Black are my steps on silver sod;

Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;

And tree and house, and hill and lake,

Are frosted like a wedding cake.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson, “Wintertime” –

 

Each day is an open palm, offering gifts of the season. Catch its scent. Taste its flavors. Hear its song. Pay attention. Tomorrow’s gift will be different.

Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature photo of the week:

SnwCardB'house

Shadows of the Week:

ShdwOurHseSnw

Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

Winter Warm

“In the depth of winter

I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus

 

Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Shadow of the Week:

ShdPoin2

Nature photo of the week:

CardinalSilhouette

Text and photos © 2015 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.