Guys. The tiny berries from the barberry bush are still there! They have persisted through the roughest part of our winter; enduring snow and ice we rarely get. We can learn so much from nature.
“Carry away my dead leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them”
River, by Ibeyi
(photo features multi-colored lights casting shadows of leaves from a plant onto the ceiling)
I enjoyed watching the bare barberry (sounds like a name for a distillery) branches light up in reddish brown tones when the sunlight shone through the trees. The contrast with the snow was delightful, providing a nice background. I was very careful to not smoosh my face too close – those thorns are sharp!
My spirit is uplifted when spending time in nature – a great way to start the day. Something I need, and I need to do more of. When I don’t commune with nature, I start forgetting that I need it. It’s not just me. Time spent in nature – even our own backyards – benefits our health, physically, spiritually, and psychologically.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he[she] seeks.” ― John Muir