I invite you to join me on a Sunday afternoon drive around the countryside. Make sure you are dressed warm, just in case you want to step out of the car.
We have no special destination, or even ideas of what we hope to see.
As we slowly drive down a country road, the following scene presents itself. It's just two rows of trees with a path of snow between them. It loos like someone else has enjoyed some activity in there as well.
A short distance further down the road is a small pond. The water is all frozen solid at this point, but last years Cattails still stand proudly, as though guarding the area.
I have no idea what kind of plant this may be, but it adds interest to the barren scene.
After a fair drive I spot this lone tree. I have driven down that particular road, perhaps hundreds of times and never taken note of this tree. I think that perhaps the barren landscape of winter causes me to see things I might not catch in summer.
Still at another location, I see this fence line snaking it's way up the small hill. Once again, the snow causes the fence to stand out more, so I have to stop and get a picture.
Today is a gift…an opportunity to live with courage and wonder and a sense of adventure and with eyes wide open to the beauty all around me.