“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir
Good morning, beautiful souls. These late winter and early spring mornings are a wonderful time for a walk. It is invigorating to fill our lungs with the cold morning air and it wakes us to the beauty along our path. There is so much to see and enjoy.
“There is nothing more beautiful than nature early in the morning.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
“If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.” ~ Samuel Smiles
I love to come upon things while on a walk. Such as a lovely unexpected clump of snowdrops nestled at the base of a tree. It is almost as though someone planted these beautiful shy plants simply to be a sweet surprise. Snowdrops have an enchanting quality about them, perhaps it is because their appearance is an announcement of spring.
And, how fortunate one is to discover Bluebells. These special beauties love a damp shady spot with dappled light. Their blooms hang in clusters and are the most fabulous shade of blue. To see them in mass is breathtaking.
Many years ago, I read the following quote and wrote it in my ‘little book of special things.’ Where I originally read it ~ who knows? But, I have never forgotten the words, and I always think of them when while on a walk, even when walking about in our garden. I would love to hear your thoughts…
“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? ~ Garth Nix
Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden, Gladewater, Texas ~ Photo, Cindy C. Grimes
Dear friends, know I am wishing you and yours a lovely day.
May the beauty of nature greet you at every turn.
“The splendor of nature lives in man’s heart; to be seen, it must be felt.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
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