Beauty by Jeffrey Woods & Mother Nature
And, maybe, it’s the brevity of those special moments that makes them so memorable.
In a world punctuated by global terrorism, social/financial inequity and environmental degradation, I’m both thankful and reassured that safe harbors like Jeffrey Woods continue to provide a fairyland beauty - despite the world's dark and scary places.
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” ~ Anne Frank
And in places like Jeffrey Woods, it’s easy to be joyful as you become attuned with its small, yet powerful voice heard in the wind and felt in the vibrations underfoot.
Weeks before the first springtime bloom and chirping robin ever appear, the woodland
festers with a hard-to-describe feeling of anticipation.
Some have described it as an electric sensation that prickles nerve endings, an invisible presence that lingers just over a shoulder and even a shiver that causes hair to stand on end.
Truthfully, no other season works as hard or wields as much power just to be born. And for me, spring's sheer determination is part of the magic.
Simply put ...
spring has sprung.
“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.” ~ A.A. Milne
And after all these years, you'd think seeing the season's first snowdrops wouldn't make me so desperately happy, dreadfully weepy and strangely euphoric - but it always does. I'm forever and always thankful for these small, sweet miracles and never take them for granted.
Following their arrival, there's no turning back - regardless of winter's fury.
The FORCE is unstoppable, the magic is indescribable, and winter has been sent packing.
very wonderful things to happen.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
present springtime moments at Jeffrey Woods.
Better yet - visit soon. Spring is always a limited engagement.