The spattering of rain soon turned to tiny ice crystals.He looked to the sky and could feel the presence of a first snow soon to come. In a few minutes the tiny flakes started and he enjoyed the feel on his face. He smiled thinking of the first snow the previous year, huge flakes almost like feathers sent him out on the prairie to enjoy the beauty. Soon he was in a major storm and had a hard time getting back to his home, having stayed until all was covered deep in the purest of white beauty. Arriving home he had to soak a little dog in warm water to remove all the tiny snowballs that had attached to her fur on her legs and belly where her jacket didn't cover. He had wrapped her inside his coat keeping her warm with his body for the ride home.This is a time of cleansing, changing the landscape, covering all of nature with a soft blanket to rest for a short time. It reminded him of when his mother would tuck him into bed and the security and pleasure it gave him. He held his arms out with his palms up and caught this new spirit arriving on the land. It filled him with joy to enjoy this simple pleasure and he stood for a long time. He looked around and remembered the wonderful hikes, the birds greeting him and the smells of each new experience he had found out on this wonderful land. He wished for health and happiness for all he had met and loved. He thanked the land for all it offered to him. A simple song came to him, that song of life, and he smiled as his happiness was carried on a gentle prairie breeze.
It has been a pleasure blogging
With all of you through this year
It is a time a sharing and caring
For everyone and everything around you
Extend your love the best you can.