Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Sunday, February 19, 2012

beech therapy

sometimes the very best thing you can do for a february funk
is put on the hiking boots and walk it off.
through the woods and around the pond...
the sun played off the beeches every which way,
and the air was fresh and full of the irresistible scent of dirt.
we found a whole neighborhood of these,
blooming in the shelter of some ancient stone walls.

free attitude adjustment.


  1. Sounds wonderful Karen!
    If I didn't have such a bad cold, I'd do that too! (cough) (cough)!!! :)

  2. we did just that this morning....a walk in the woods in the spring sunshine!

  3. winter aconite is my very favorite early bloomer - I can't believe you found some already in VT! A Sunday blessing for you.

  4. VT or CT, there is no resisting the awakening of the new season. So glad you came upon aconites on your walk. Perhaps it was they who called you forth.

  5. wow aconites already
    They do bring a big smile across my face when I see them in the garden....faithful little bloomers