Winter Wonderland Woods


Do the same thing, get the same thing? 

We have lived here for twenty years, and I cannot remember once walking in these woods behind my house in the snow. 

Absurd, right?

Today I did. 

The snow-covered branches were breath-taking, but I thought since I’m also trying not to miss Advent this year, I should wait until after I’d read my devotional. So I started reading. It was around 11am. I knew although the words would remain on the page, the snow wouldn’t stay on the branches once the sun began to warm them. I put the book down and my boots on. 

I decided that, combined with shoveling, this walk would be my exercise for the day. I checked the clock and allotted a certain amount of time for this activity. But when I walked out, I was spellbound. I just marveled at it all. Every step I took was photo-worthy, so I took the shots. After a while I realized this woodland stroll wasn’t really about ambulating. It was about exercising my sense of awe and wonder. 

Certainly a worthy pursuit.

“Not all who wander are lost.”

~J.R.R. Tolkein


About Amy Nicholson

A busy wife and mother pausing to ponder the beauty and complexity of life and share it with words.
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4 Responses to Winter Wonderland Woods

  1. Catherine Vlasto says:

    Amy! I did the same thing this afternoon!! I walked out woods that I usually do not because I do not want to run into a bear back there!! Enjoying God’s creative brush!![Image]

    Catherine Vlasto
    Live Life Now!


  2. Dick Benton says:

    I felt the same way. I didn’t get out, but captured some picture-ready winter shots. I’ll send you a shot I love taken from our bedroom window.


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