looking toward Walden pond

I have yet to get to Walden Pond but read this beautiful post this morning. Included with the writing were photos that the author took of her children walking through the woods. “It’s not as beautiful as the Northwest”, I said to myself. Whoa! Wait! Of course the lushness of the northwest is one thing but why, for the past 10 years, have I disregarded the woods in the winter here as not beautiful? The barren trees, raw and brittle after having worked so hard to live fully then shed their leaves year after year, open in the winter to reveal what is beyond. This is something that you don’t see in the northwest where you notice the season based on the pinecones blooming or having fallen from the trees. It is in this moment that I realized that I’ve short-changed myself by having snubbed my nose at the beauty of rawness, stone fences and frozen ground. It is the same ground that in my mind, while sitting here at my desk, I kneel down to, and kiss.

One response to this post.

  1. What gorgeous words about the sometimes-overlooked beauty in these northeastern winter woods. I’m glad to have found your blog, and thank you so much for linking to mine.


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