A Winter Mind....
|peaceful winter whiteness|
Happy New Year!
Snow came to our neighborhood this morning...and it was exciting! In winter's passed, I might have looked at it as work to be done but today I was just glad to see a shimmer out there. We ended autumn with a very white Thanksgiving and started winter with a bit of a whimper on the snow front. I should be careful what I wish for....I can't say I love the shoveling...but I do look forward to dusting off my snowshoes and having a long wander.
I recently visited a book I find exceedingly inspiring
by Vivian Swift. In it, Vivian writes
How to Winterize Your Mind.
There are five steps...
See the sun rise and set every day.
I have made a practice of this and with
an average night of 13.5 hours, it is fairly easy
and well worth it!
Learn how to draw a tree.
Hence the image above.
I love trees...from their
spring green flush to their
peaceful winter whiteness.
All I have left to do is draw it.
Not so easy!
Put something beautiful in your room.
Make it special, something you are
happy to see when you wake up.
For me...it is the view of the tree above.
I love it in all seasons.
All I need to do is open my eyes.
Mend something with your hands.
I always find it interesting that such a simple
task can be so rewarding.
Life is but a Winter Dream!
|a view from a gathering room|
This is one spot where I love to hibernate.
It's the corner of our gathering room in our
recently renovated carriage house.
We added a Danish design wood burning stove,
the Rais Viva-L 100. If you are in the market,
I highly recommend it!
Note..the view to a tree...always a tree.
Another one to draw.
Speaking of drawing.
I dusted off a sketch book
from long ago and started gathering
paper, brushes and paint.
I know what I will be doing this winter.
|try, try again|
Ahh the winter mind....a beautiful thing!
A few more trees along the way...
|in the depth of an icy winter|
and this last thought...
"The light of winter
is the poetry of patience"
Happy Trails my friends!