Bundle up. We’re going on an early morning walk and it’s cold. In the 20’s cold. Dress in layers and be sure to include a hat and warm gloves or mittens. I’m wearing my mitten-gloves with a pair of liner gloves underneath because I’ll be taking photos and experience has taught me to protect my fingers.
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks… We learned to do what only the students of nature ever learn, and that was to feel beauty.
~ Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939)
This morning I stood at the back of the house and looked out at the meadows stretching out towards and around the pond, the meadow grasses merging with the wetland cattails, the cattails leading the way to the woods. Everything is so incredibly green. It’s as if the Green Man himself came by and with one touch brought the greening of the land.
The red tulips! Yesterday there was one almost open. Today, there are a bunch of them blooming (and getting blown around by the gusty winds).
And as the seasons come and go, here’s something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around — in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature’s things, you might just see a fairy’s wing.
~ Author unknown
The photos are from today’s walks. Did you see the golden-winged fairy?