The cold north wind gently whispers secrets in the empty canopy of my Appalachian Forest. I know that as far as the Gregorian Calendar is concerned Winter comes with the New Light in roughly 18 days but for me winter is when the leaves are gone and the grasses turn blond. And winter lasts until the flowers open and the buds swell. As a youth I loved to roam the winter forest. If pick a dirt road or logging trail just see where it goes. The advantage of a winter wandering is that you can be a little more comfortable about where you step. For one thing the snakes hibernate but the vegetation also dies back giving you a better view of the path. I had special spots to take my daydreaming in winter. Among them was field of ground cedar and a place where I would sometimes find british soldiers. The lichen, not the warriors. And there was another place where we could find beard lichen in winter. Sometimes I’d just spend the day breathing crisp air and chewing on sweet birch. Occasionally I’d find an old bottle or some other piece of junk that made me feel like I was an archeologist. I don’t go out as much as I would like to in early winter do to schedules and limited time but even just a short stop on a seldom used trail can be enough to reconnect with nature.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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