Friday, December 21, 2012

Sharing The Spirit

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.

21 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, Steve. I hope you and Lily stay warm out there on the prairie-

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  2. Lovely essay. Have a peaceful holiday.

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  3. Awww, love the picture of the little dog with snowballs getting his bath.

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  4. Hi, Steve. I was getting worried about you with your recent absence from blogging. So glad to see you back with your perspective on the coming of winter out on the prairie. Merry Christmas, my blogging friend.

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  5. I've been wondering where you've been. So you and Lily have been out playing in the snow huh?....lol
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

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  6. It's been a pleasure following you this year. Have a great holiday season.
    Today you tell a story that is very descriptive of the first snow fall...particularly the smells.

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  7. It's been a joy blogging with you too, Steve. Hope you and yours have a very very Merry Christmas and experience many blessings in 2013.
    Betsy

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  8. Indeed, Steve, it has been my pleasure as well to read your posts and enjoy your photos and stories out on the prairie. Wishing you and yours a Christmas of simple delights and memories to last into the coming New Year.

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  9. So lovely. I'm glad you're enjoying the beauty which is nature. Wishing you the very best for the holidays. Merry Christmas, Steve.

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  10. I've certainly enjoyed the prairie you have shared with me.

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  11. ...extending love and joy.
    Happy Holidays.

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  12. So happy to have met you and consider you a friend, Steve.

    Happy holidays to you, Lily, and your family. xo

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  13. This is a wonderful post Steve, and lovely sentiments. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

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  14. "covering all of nature with a soft blanket to rest for a short time."

    A lovely line. Thank you for hanging with me this past year and more. Hope to be a better blogger in the new year.

    Happy New Year to you.

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  15. Merry Christmas Steve!!!!
    hughugs

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  16. And thank you Steve. I enjoy your blog a lot. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

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  17. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I look forward to following your blog in the coming year.

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  18. and to you as well Steve. This time from sunny Arizona where we are visiting our sons family. Then back to frozen Minnesota for the New Year...:)

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  19. Dear Steve,
    Wishing you a great Holiday Season and a healthy and happy New Year.
    Greetings, Heidi

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  20. Amen -same back to you bloggy pal.


    Friendly Aloha from Honolulu,
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  21. Happy New Year. I'm so glad I popped in for a visit!! What a lovely read.

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Keep it positive and informative,I enjoy hearing from you!