PeacefulPosted: January 15, 2012
This week’s WP Weekly Photo Challenge is Peaceful. It’s a beautiful word: peaceful. Tranquil, calm, not involving violence. Peaceful happens frequently here at Breezy Acres, especially by the pond, in all seasons. (Violence happens too, but that’s not today’s theme.) Winter’s peace has a hush or stillness to it that you don’t find during the more active seasons. Once the storms that deliver the snow and arctic temperatures move through, sounds are muted and the landscape is softened and whitened. Even the occasional traffic noises from the road seem like they come from faraway.
Winter waits. Even on its brightest, sunniest days. It waits.
Winter hibernates deep in the forest.
Winter, even when it’s late in arriving, asks us to wait, to rest by the fire, to go within.
All but the first photo in this post are from a cross-country ski trip M and I took last winter where we were awed by the peace of winter in the deep woods after a heavy snowfall. These photos have been waiting, hibernating in the archives. I’ll have some new photos of our new snow for you soon.
Winter isn’t all about waiting. Winter is playful, too. I’ve learned that getting outside and enjoying winter keeps the winter blues at bay.
After a day of invigorating play with winter, when the sun goes down, rest is easy and deep.
Thanks for stopping by the Bogs today. Wishing you a peaceful, restful, and playful winter (or summer for those of you enjoying it) season. 🙂