when you find a perfect circle of ice
in the bottom of a sand pail
and hold it to the winter’s sun
things become crystal clear.
“there is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes
do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.”
-dieter f. uchtdorf
m organized the world according to the animals.
some live in the water, some with grass and trees, some with sand and stone, and some with snow and ice.
“science is organized knowledge. wisdom is organized life.”
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“turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”
happy groundhog day
may your face find the sun.
image credit: angel sarkela-saur
today we found a beautiful flower that survived
under the snow and ice and rain and arctic temperatures of january.
were very surprised.
it must be enchanted.
“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
to see when the birds will come
to eat the treats
they’ve made for them
and hung up high in the trees
so they don’t go hungry in the winter’s snow.
“be grateful for luck. pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. and don’t hate nobody.
an autumn afternoon in ann arbor on the huron river
“slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”
~john de paola