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A Pristine Side of Winter

on December 21, 2013

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Sharla Lee Shults

Awaken inner thoughts of beauty and solitude even in the bleakness of Winter. Put your imagination to work with some new, rather unique, visions of Jack Frost. While it may be br-r-r-r cold outside, there is so much beauty to behold during the season of Winter. Yes, that’s right! Don’t be misled by visions of the drab, dreary, gloomy side of Winter but look around at the amazing sights that can only be encountered in the coldest season of the year.

Relish in the Winter spirit. The cold, crisp air refreshes the lungs with a quiet walk where the only sounds are the crunching of ice crystals underfoot. Listen to the wind-chimes as the North Wind sends a swift brush of cold through the air.  Examine every tree, shrub, plant and field as it displays its own uniqueness having been gently touched by nature’s paintbrush of downy white.

You can find solace deep within yourself once you are lost in a daydream that explores the magical mysteries of Winter. Cleansing, refreshing, invigorating! Then, enjoying the warmth of a cozy fireplace after such an exhilarating experience invites a steaming hot cup of white chocolate cocoa spiked with a stick of cinnamon.

Even within the bitterest cold of winter one can find breathtaking beauty.

Ice-Cardinal

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7 responses to “A Pristine Side of Winter

  1. Lovely~poetry, pictures & sound… MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. Beauty is all around us if only we open our eyes!
    Mamie

  3. Thank you Sharla – That was beautiful. Mother Nature more than makes up for her winter cruelty with icy beauty.

  4. We have cardinals. They have a very distinctive call and of course, the males are so bright and visible against the snow.

  5. Raani York says:

    There are so many wonderful and amazing things around us but we just sometimes forget to open our eyes and SEE. Thank you for sharing this, Sharla!!

  6. […] Awaken inner thoughts of beauty and solitude even in the bleakness of Winter. Put your imagination to work with some new, rather unique, visions of Jack Frost. While it may be br-r-r-r cold outside, there is so much beauty to behold during the season of Winter. Yes, that’s right! Don’t be misled by visions of the drab, dreary, gloomy side of Winter but look around at the amazing sights that can only be encountered in the coldest season of the year.  […]

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