Monday, December 12, 2011

Quality of the day: wonder

I woke with anticipation this December morning
my excitement and determination adequate weapons
against the ice and cold.

To see the birds of prey
fierce, not tame
demanding my respect.

To see the elk
who decided to be elsewhere that day
but they are sovereign beings and I wouldn't have it any other way.

To see the land
not dead, but dormant
stunning in austerity.

To see the lights
an unexpected oasis of color and life
in a frozen world.

May your days be filled with wonder.

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge
Manito Park

1 comment:

  1. This is really lovely and inspirational. I am so glad you enjoyed Winterfest and are now a member of FOT. Thanks you for bringing all those 5th graders out to us. I really love my avocation as an environmental education volunteer for Turnbull.