Welcoming the Beauty of Winter

As days roll on in the northern hemisphere, we’ll soon be welcoming winter. Until the solstice on December 21st, sunlight will continue to wane, reminding us that even the earth and sun are ever-changing.

In darkened nights we may enjoy our less-dominant senses: the slushing swish of cars driving past, the smell of steeping tea or simmering soup. Invite the dimming of sight and the calm of cold. 

Let’s savor the stillness of early evenings, with thoughtful dinners and relaxation. We may share this time with loved ones, or choose to practice self-care.

I’m glad to share with you some of my favorite seasonal images.  The tree image is my computer wallpaper. On dark mornings when I sit down to work bleary-eyed, I see this photo and smile. It reminds that all is impermanent- even the cold, even the darkness. And I am compelled to savor it all.

 EJP Photo


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