The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
~ G.K. Chesterton
Perhaps it’s because skies are so grey and the days are so dark, that late December’s sunrises seem especially precious.
You don’t need to be a child to feel that there is something magical in the air at this time of year. Who would have thought rose hips from summer’s wild blooms would have transformed so easily into a snowman’s grin? All you need is a little imagination…
Nature has been waiting all year to share its gifts of the season…
With or without the presence of snow, there is something enchanted in the outdoors… available to everyone and easily bought for the price of opening your eyes and your heart.
Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things…
~ Sara Teasdale
The woods look barer than they did this fall when all the bright leaves covered the trees. But, it’s at this time that reflections of the sky can finally reveal themselves in previously hidden forest brooks… You never know what’s waiting to be discovered in the woods. Even in late December, there are still surprises to be found.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
~Roy L. Smith
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